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Help Fight Cuts to Housing Program Targeted to People With Mental Illness and Other Disabilities – Funding for HUD Section 811 At Risk
When Congress begins work on the FY 2007 budget for the Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) in a few weeks, it will consider a Bush Administration proposal to make deep cuts to the HUD Section 811 program. This is the 2nd consecutive year that significant reductions have been proposed for a critical affordable housing resource that serves non-elderly people with severe disabilities, including serious mental illness. Last year, Congress rejected a similar proposal and fully restored funding for Section 811. It is critically important that Congress again step forward to restore the proposed 50% cut to overall funding, and near elimination of funding for new supportive housing units.
Click here to view a sample letter to Members of Congress
Click here to view background on the HUD Section 811 program and the proposed HUD budget for FY 2007
Click here to view NAMI’s testimony to the House Appropriations Committee on the FY 2007 HUD budget