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How you can help: Raise your voice

Protect federal programs that
support Habitat for Humanity

The president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request proposes to eliminate ALL of the key federal programs that support Habitat for Humanity’s work nationwide. Now Congress must decide how much funding these programs will receive, and we need you to make your voice heard to your federal lawmakers about why these programs are of value to taxpayers, our partner families, and the future of affordable housing in communities across the country.

Please contact your members of Congress urging them to support adequate funding for these programs in the fiscal year 2020 budget. You can submit your letter online.

Tell Congress to stand for national service

Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country rely on the important work of national service members. These service members are able to support Habitat’s work thanks to programs like AmeriCorps. Use the linked form below to tell Congress to support robust funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service — the federal agency that oversees national service programs — in the fiscal year 2020 budget. Contact Congress now.

Support HOME Investment Partnership Program

HOME funds have helped Habitat for Humanity affiliates reach the communities with the most need; whether urban, suburban or rural, HOME exclusively funds work for the poorest families across the country, including veterans and persons with disabilities. Help Congress understand the importance of HOME and urge them to support robust funding for the program in the fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD budget. Contacting them today.

Protect the Self-Help Homeownership
Opportunity Program (SHOP)

The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) supports the ability of Habitat affiliates nationwide to serve more low-income families in need of affordable housing.  Habitat affiliates utilize SHOP funding for land acquisition, infrastructure, and to purchase foreclosed and abandoned properties. SHOP is the only program administrated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that supports homeownership opportunities for low-income families.

Help us protect SHOP by urging your members of Congress to support funding the program at $15 million in the fiscal year 20 Transportation-HUD budget.