Tell the White House to Reopen HUD
On January 12, the government shutdown officially became the longest in US history, surpassing the 1995-1996 shutdown that lasted 21 days. Though the House has passed several measures to re-open the government, none contain funding for a border wall and will not be considered by Senate because of a veto threat from the White House.
The President and the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney need to hear from you: tell them to work with Congress to reopen the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The White House/OMB letter is the second letter in the NAHRO Advocacy Action Center.
We also have a letter to Congress in the Advocacy Action Center. If you haven’t already, please send that one to your legislators as well, to urge them to work with the White House to reopen the federal government.
While HUD does have funding for the Housing Choice Voucher program and the Public Housing Operating Fund through February. if the shutdown continues into March, no payments will be made for that month.
It is critical that you reach out to both Congress and the White House to tell them to re-open the federal government. Visit NAHRO’s Advocacy Action Center to contact your legislators and the administration.