Updated Oct. 28

President Biden’s newly released framework for the $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better Act” still includes $150 billion for affordable housing!

The bill includes significant funding for the HoUSed Campaign’s top priorities:

  • $25 billion for Housing Choice Vouchers. (While less than what we had originally requested, this still represents the single largest expansion in the program’s history.)
  • $65 billion to rehabilitate public housing
  • $15 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve over 150,000 homes affordable to extremely low-income households. (Estimated NHTF allocations).

Thank you for helping to advocate for the biggest investment in housing programs we’ve seen in decades! And a big thanks to Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, who pushed hard to keep housing in this bill!

Now please take a minute to urge your members of Congress to vote YES to get this bill across the finish line. Our friends at the National Low Income Housing Coalition created this simple advocacy tool to help you do that.

In cooperation with our national partners, COHHIO is working with advocates from around the country through the hoUSed campaign to prioritize investments that would help bridge the gap between low wages and high rents, and increase the supply of affordable rental units. (More info in Bill Faith’s recent op-ed.)

Feel free to contact COHHIO Advocacy Director Gina Wilt if you have any questions.