Seniors Action Network Petition for Affordable Senior Housing
The undersigned petitions Congress to:
- Expand funding for housing with enriched service coordination. The need for housing affordable to seniors with low incomes far exceeds the supply of such housing. Today, only 1 in every 3 eligible seniors receives housing assistance, affordable housing communities for seniors have long waiting lists and homelessness among seniors is increasing.
- Protect affordable housing and reject the 22% HUD budget cut sought by the Trump Administration. HUD provides affordable housing to about 1.5 million senior households. President Trump’s budget request would underfund every HUD housing program. Congress must ensure these homes are preserved.
- Oppose the Trump Administration’s proposal to raise rents on new senior residents of HUD-assisted housing. Congress should not balance the HUD budget by raising rents of the poorest senior households.