The HCH Community knows what works: affordable housing, accessible health care, livable incomes, and a strong social safety net. Improving access to these basic human needs is how we can reduce the burdens and incidence of homelessness. Unfortunately, the national focus on program cuts, culminating in the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, have stopped our progress and will increase homelessness if nothing is done. Right now, a Budget Conference Committee is negotiating and could stop the sequester and properly fund low-income housing, community health centers, and other critical, nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs. Call on your members of Congress and urge them to replace the sequester cuts and protect low-income programs during the budget negotiations. Use the new report, Faces of Austerity in your advocacy. Act now!
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