Rosen Leads Colleagues in Requesting Full Funding for Key Housing Programs to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

Rosen, Colleagues Sent Letters To Senate Appropriators Requesting To Continue Funding Veteran Supportive Housing And Provide At Least $185 Million To Help Families With Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) recently led dozens of  her Senate colleagues in sending letters to Senate Appropriators urging them to continue funding the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs and Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, which helps homeless veterans by providing affordable housing voucher rental assistance. Senator Rosen also requested that $185 million be provided to fund NeighborWorks America, a program that creates opportunities for Americans to live in affordable homes by offering services and assistance.

“As you consider the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act, we ask that you provide at least $185 million for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, commonly known as NeighborWorks America,” wrote the Senators in support of NeighborWorks. “With the nation’s affordable housing crisis continuing to worsen and rising interest rates putting homeownership out of reach for working families across the country, now is the time to increase  our investment in ensuring that Americans have access to reasonably-priced and quality housing options.”

“HUD-VASH vouchers ensure that women and men in uniform who have sacrificed so much for our country have a stable place to call home and the supportive services they need to heal and rebuild their lives.” wrote the Senators in support of HUD-VASH. “That is why HUD-VASH funding must be increased, or at least remain level, to achieve the goal of ending homelessness among veterans.”

The full text of the letter in support of Neighborworks can be found here.

The full text of the letter in support of HUD-VASH can be found here.

Senator Rosen has been working hard to address the nationwide affordable housing shortage affecting Nevadans. Senator Rosen helped secure nearly $15 million in funding to address homelessness and housing insecurity in southern Nevada and more than $48 million to increase access to affordable housing in the state. Last Congress, Senator Rosen co-sponsored a bill to establish a bipartisan task force that would better understand and address the affordable housing crisis in America.