Advocate for Habitat

We cherish our partnership with Habitat for Humanity. They have asked us to come to their aid through advocacy. A lot of the funding Habitat depends on is under threat.

Join us in contacting our representatives in Washington to maintain funding for Habitat for Humanity. Below is a sample letter you can write in your own words and send to your representatives. Addresses for senators and representatives are below.

Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity!

 

Dear ________,

I am writing to you in support of the good work of Habitat for Humanity and other organizations that work to remediate the housing shortage that cripples our country. In preparation for the 2018 Fiscal Year, I ask that you support funding the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program at $15 million and HOME at $1 billion in the FY18 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill.

Additionally, I ask that you support funding YouthBuild at $84.5 million in the FY18 Labor—HHS appropriations bill. It is critical to fund the Corporation for National and Community Service at $1.1 billion in the FY18 Labor-HHS appropriations bill, including AmeriCorps State and National at $386 million and AmeriCorps VISTA at $97 million.

To further local community development activities, I ask that you support funding the CDBG at $3.06 billion in the FY18 THUD appropriations bill.

I thank you for taking time to consider the aforementioned funding opportunities that can truly make a difference in our community.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Senators:

Senator Dianne Feinstein

United States Senate

331 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Senator Kamala Harris

United States Senate

112 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Representatives:

Ted Lieu (District 33)

5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 310

Los Angeles, CA. 90036

 

Karen Bass (District 37)

4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 650

Los Angeles, CA, 90010

 

Maxine Waters (District 43)

10124 South Broadway, Suite 1

Los Angeles, CA. 90003