federal housing assistance

The proposed federal budget would cut funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by $6.2B or 13% compared to 2016. Additionally, it would completely eliminate:

  • the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, 
  • the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME), 
  • Choice Neighborhoods, a competitive grant program that supports local strategies to assist struggling neighborhoods and
  • the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP).

It’s likely that about 200,000 U.S. families would lose their housing assistance, putting them at immediate risk of eviction or homelessness.

Help us advocate for vulnerable families!

This page is a resource for people who want to intervene. By insisting on a national policy that supports those in need, we can direct federal funding to help strengthen local communities like ours in the Quad Cities.

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Click the image to download a sample letter that will advocate to support housing assistance.

Housing Letter to Congress web


Contact Information for U.S. House of Representatives

Contact Information for U.S. Senate

Contact information for Iowa Elected Officials of Quad Cities

Contact information for Illinois Elected Officials of the Quad Cities

Adapt the letter to notify state and local leaders in Iowa and Illinois of your concerns. 

Contact information for Illinois State Legislature

Contact information for Iowa State Legislature


Contact Information for City of Davenport City Council