HUD Unable to Renew Contracts During Shutdown Tell Congress: Fund HUD, End Shutdown

HUD Unable to Renew Contracts During Shutdown Tell Congress: Fund HUD, End Shutdown

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Section 202 communities will not see their December 2018 and January 2019 contracts renewed because of the partial federal government shutdown.

HUD expects Section 202 providers, with both Section 8/Project-Based Rental Assistance and Project Rental Assistance Contracts, to rely on their reserves to cover expenses during the shutdown as HUD has no other resources to renew these contracts. This could have grave consequences on older adults who rely on these programs.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Urge your senators and representative TODAY to protect older adults, end the shutdown, and enact a final fiscal year 2019 HUD funding bill.

How You Can Help:

Steps for Calling Your Lawmakers:

  • Dial this toll-free number: 888-339-2181
  • Feel free to use the talking points below when you talk to the staff person who answers the phone.
  • After talking with the staff person, do not hang up. Allow the staff person to hang up, and the automated system will then connect you to your next lawmaker.

Talking Points:

  • Please protect older adults with low income by ending the government shutdown and passing a full year HUD spending bill that provides strong funding for affordable housing programs, such as the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly and Project-Based Rental Assistance programs.
  • We are gravely concerned of the shutdown’s immediate and long-term impacts on HUD’s programs and the older adults with low income they serve.

The shutdown is threatening to destabilize over 1.6 million older adult households that depend on HUD’s rental assistance programs.