On Tuesday, Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) gave a floor speech on his proposal to reform the mortgage interest deduction. The revenue raised through these smart and fair changes would allow us to address America’s affordable housing crisis by funding the National Housing Trust Fund.
Mr. Ellison raises an important issue: “The budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development we consider today does not meet our nation’s affordable housing problems.”
NLIHC and the United for Homes campaign agree with Mr. Ellison. We need to engage in real solutions to help the millions of Americans who are struggling to maintain housing stability… And reforming the mortgage interest deduction to be a more accessible tax benefit that also opens up the opportunity to create more affordable housing in communities across America is just that.
Do you think it’s time that our budget responds to the 7 million extremely low income American households that cannot find an affordable and available home?
If so, join us in supporting Mr. Ellison & the United for Homes campaign through 3 easy actions:
1. Share this blog post and the YouTube video, so that more renters and homeowners can learn about a proposal that would benefit both of them.
2. Tweet about it. You can also RT @NLIHC, tag @keithellison, and/or use the hashtags #NHTF or #UnitedForHomes.
3. Lend your support in the YouTube video’s comments section. Americans needs to know that we can end homelessness, and our policymakers and elected officials need to hear that we demand change.
Learn more and join the movement at http://www.unitedforhomes.org.