Tell Congress To Fund HUD And Save People's Homes
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Tell Congress To Fund HUD And Save People's Homes

    1. Eric Sheptock
    2. Petition by

      Eric Sheptock

      Washington, DC

On February 3rd the House of Representatives launched its long anticipated assault on housing and community development programs. The House Budget Committee proposed setting FY11 spending caps for domestic discretionary programs at FY08 levels, dramatically lower than current funding levels.To meet these caps and impose additional cuts, the House Appropriations Committee announced its plan to cut the Transportation, HUD, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee’s funding allocation by 18%. This is below the President’s FY11 budget request and 17% below FY10 levels, the level at which programs are now being funded under the continuing resolution.   These cuts would reduce HUD’s share of the THUD budget, causing hundreds of thousands of households currently housed through HUD programs to lose their housing. Cuts at these levels would devastate HUD programs serving the lowest income, most economically vulnerable households. HUD announced this week that the number of households experiencing worst case housing needs, defined as very low income renter households paying more than half of their income for housing or having other significant housing problems, increased by 20% between 2007 and 2009.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      HUD ramps up grants to fair housing groups

    3. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Read more about HUD's roll in the Recovery Act

    4. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Rep. Maxine Waters: "End Foreclosure Assistance Programs as Economy Starts to Recover? Sounds Like a Terrible Idea"

    5. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      House Republicans kill $1 billion HUD program

    6. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      On Thursday, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will testify before the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      HUD budget would drop to $41.7 billion under Obama proposal

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. Fighting Cuts to HUD

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      During his State of the Union Address on January 25th, President Obama stated that the federal budget should not be balanced on the backs of the nation's poorest, most vulnerable citizens.
      But Congress doesn't seem to be heeding his advice.
      One of...

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    Reasons for signing

    • penny franks NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Due to massive workload on my $7.25per hour job,my work injuries from 1991 resurfaced,& I have 1 old work comp claim,a work comp ins at this job,and a health ins plan,but i am unable to use any of these plans,and the employer does not have a job for me till i am well.So now i am injured w/no job and it will take months to fight w/work comp ins & i do not have $2000.00 deductiable for the health ins. I need my housing as none of this is my fault & I honestly tried to hold the job & pay my part in housing,even though the job was very unfair.i think this is all a plan to destroy another american. if you can be of assistance,plse help

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    • Max Waller PACOIMA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      The private sector for-profit entities have not proven any good without hiding the truth. Please keep your campaign promises of "Change We Can Believe."

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    • Carla Compton PLACERVILLE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Hey Congress! Haven't you already taken away enough from all of us less fortunate people!!!??? Stop being such tight-wads and help these people out!!! We as well as YOU already know how crooked these banks (not to mention our own government) have been!!! HOW DARE YOU!!! AND HOW DARE "THEY"!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      the human garbage in our GOP need to GO!

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      All of you human garbage in the GOP & teabag scumbags need to GO!

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