[Hpn] URGENT ACTION ALERT-National Housing Trust Fund Campaign

wtinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Thu, 5 Sep 2002 18:19:28 -0400


 September 5, 2002
 ACTION ALERT
 The National Housing Trust Fund likely to be debated on   Floor of
 US House of Representatives NEXT WEEK!!!

 As early as Wednesday, September 11, we expect H.R. 3995, the
Housing Affordability for America Act of 2002 to come to the Floor of the
United States House of Representatives. The National Housing Trust Fund will
be introduced by Representative Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as an amendment to
H.R. 3995. If passed, this legislation will create a trust fund that will
support the production and preservation of rental housing for the lowest
income families.

 NOW IS THE TIME TO CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND URGE HIM OR HER TO
VOTE FOR THE SANDERS AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3995!

 Please forward this Action Alert to your networks, partners, and
affiliates.

 NHTF supporters are asked to take the following actions:

 1. Determine if your Representative is or is not a
co-sponsor of HR 2349, the National Housing Trust Fund Act, by opening the
attachment below or, visit the following website:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:HR02349:@@@P

 2.    CALL 1- 866-864-NHTF and ask to be transferred to your
Representative's office.

3. If your Representative is NOT a co-sponsor of HR
2349, ask to speak to your Representative's housing staff person and:
* Explain the housing problems in your community and the need for new
federal resources.
* Explain the National Housing Trust Fund proposal will provide new
federal resources.
* Report that the National Housing
Trust Fund will be introduced as an amendment to H.R. 3995 by Representative
Bernie Sanders on the House floor as early as Wednesday, September 10.
* Urge your Representative to vote to
support the Sanders amendment to HR 3995 to establish a National Housing
Trust Fund.
OR
4. If your Representative is a co-sponsor of HR 2349,
ask to speak to your Representative's housing staff person and:
* Thank him or her for your Representative's support of the National
Housing Trust Fund.
* Report that the National Housing Trust Fund will be introduced as an
amendment to H.R. 3995 by Representative Bernie Sanders on the House floor
as early as Wednesday, September 10.
* Urge your Representative to vote to support the Sanders amendment to
HR 3995 to establish a National Housing Trust Fund.

 5.   Report the results of your calls to
bpaul@nationalhomeless.org  or harry@nlihc.org

 6.   Email or fax this Action Alert to as many groups and individuals
as possible!



 Harry Lawson, Jr.
Field Director
1012 14th Street, NW Suite 610
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202/783-0474 ext. 243
Fax: 202/393-1973
www.nlihc.org
The time to pass a National Housing Trust Fund is NOW...learn how to get
involved www.nhtf.org


 Mary Elizabeth May
National Coalition for the Homeless
phone: (202) 737-6444, ext. 28
fax: (202) 737-6445
memay@nationalhomeless.org
www.nationalhomeless.org
www.nhtf.org