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House Passes Affordable Housing Bill!

October 11, 2007

On October 10, by a vote of 264-148, the House of Representatives passed important legislation to authorize a new Housing Trust Fund to develop rental housing targeted to individuals with extremely low incomes, including people with serious mental illness living on Supplemental Security Income (SSI). NAMI strongly supports this legislation (HR 2895) as a critical step to development of new affordable housing targeted to individuals living on SSI. NAMI is extremely grateful to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) for bringing this important legislation forward. NAMI also thanks our grassroots advocates for their efforts to bring this bill to the attention of Congress.

Click here to see how your Representative voted.

Click here to learn more about the Housing Trust Fund.