SVP and Chief Program Officer Laurel Blatchford shares Enterprise's deep concern about HUD's suspension of the Assessment of Fair Housing, a crucial tool for addressing entrenched segregation and economic inequality.
After Hurricane Maria, we are overwhelmed by the suffering of fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has begun, but still far too many people are displaced. It is critical that Congress and the Administration work together to quickly provide more resources.
Enterprise is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide increased allocations of the Housing Credit and NMTC as part of any recovery package. We are also part of broad coalition of advocates calling on Congress to advance these reforms among other affordable housing and community development provisions. Organizations may sign on to support these principles through Wednesday, September 27.
The Senate passed a $15.25 billion relief and recovery package for Harvey survivors that, thanks to an amendment from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, includes $7.4 billion for HUD's Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program for major declared disasters occurring in 2017.