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Family Promise GuestsEvery year, Family Promise Affiliates provide temporary housing, meals, and countless other services thousands of children and parents in emergency situations. But for families to rise above cyclical poverty, further action is required to overcome systemic issues like lack of affordable housing and jobs that don't pay a living wage. Family Promise is committed to addressing programs and policies that impact low-income families daily.

Voices Uniting mobilizes and supports IHN clergy, volunteers, and former guests as advocates for public policies that alleviate poverty and promote economic stability of low-income families. Through this program, collectively raising our voices in the public policy arena, we create substantial and lasting changes that will affect the lives of millions of families in need.

For information on starting a Voices Uniting Advocacy Program in your area, please contact us.

REFORMING MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION &

FUNDING THE NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND

Family Promise long supported the creation of the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) which is designed to provide affordable rental units to extremely low income households--those making 30% or less of the area's median income. The NHTF was signed into law by President Bush in 2008, but has never received a dime of funding.

Our friends at the National Low Income Housing Coalition have proposed a plan to reform the mortgage interest deduction to provide necessary funding for the NHTF.

Rep. Keith Ellison introduced H.R. 1213, "The Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2013" to legislate these changes and bring needed housing and jobs into our communities.
 

Family Promise and Voices Uniting urge all who care about families experiencing homelessness-and all low income renters-to support he passage of H.R. 1213, The Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2013. The lack of affordable housing is a major cause of homelessness.

If you are interested in working with us to pass this legislation, please contact us at voices@familypromise.org, or by calling 908-273-1100 x 14. We will look forward to working with you.

 

Learn More About
"The Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2013"

Download some of the following documents that might help you understand and promote the proposal.

Representatives to Contact regarding SNAP Program Cuts