Urge the Senate to Take Action for Affordable Senior Housing Funding

Urge the Senate to Take Action for Affordable Senior Housing Funding

The U.S. Senate will consider a fiscal year 2020 HUD funding bill soon after August’s congressional recess. Senators need to hear that funding to expand the supply of affordable housing through HUD’s successful Section 202 program is critical. Today, only 1 of every 3 older adults eligible for housing assistance receives it because programs are too small. Urge your senators to support $600 million for new Section 202 homes, and to preserve existing affordable homes.

How you can help:

  • Call your Senators TODAY!
  • Share this information with the residents in your community and suggest that they call as well. The proposed changes will directly impact them.
  • Forward this action alert to your network.

Steps for making a call:

  • Dial this toll-free number: 888-575-0353
  • Feel free to use the sample script 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.

Sample script:

As your constituent I am calling because I care about having more affordable housing for older adults in my community.

Please support $600 million for new homes under HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program.

I am asking you to move quickly to support expanded funding for fiscal year 2020 so older adults can have access to affordable housing programs in our state.

Thank you!

Linda M. Couch | Vice President, Housing Policy| LeadingAge | P 202.508.9416 | lcouch@leadingage.org | @lowincomelinda