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Fair Housing Under Attack as Senate Considers THUD Bill – Take Action TODAY: Urge Your Senators to Oppose the Lee-Cotton Amendment

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

We really need you to weigh in to defeat an amendment that will undermine our nation’s efforts to expand opportunity and fairness for all.

Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) are now being joined by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Senate Banking Committee Chair Richard Shelby (R-AL) on an amendment to prohibit funding for implementation or enforcement of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (“AFFH”) rule.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition sent a letter (PDF) to the Senate explaining why this misguided and harmful amendment must be defeated. The AFFH rule simply clarifies existing fair housing obligations and will allow states and local governments to more fairly and effectively invest federal funds in their communities.

Take Action

Contact your Senators today and urge them to oppose the Lee-Cotton amendment. Your voice is critical in defeating this amendment! 

To contact your Senators’ offices by phone, call the Congressional switchboard at 877-210-5351 or go to NLIHC’s website and enter your zip code in the “Contact Congress” box at the bottom right of the screen.

Questions or comments, please email Thank you for your support.

NCIL List of Target Senators

  • AR: Boozman
  • AK: Murkowski
  • CO: Gardner
  • GA: Isakson
  • KS: Moran
  • KY: McConnell
  • LA: Cassidy
  • ME: Collins
  • MO: Blunt
  • MS: Wicker
  • NH: Ayotte
  • ND: Hoeven
  • NV: Heller
  • OH: Portman
  • SC: Graham
  • SC: Scott
  • TN: Alexander
  • UT: Hatch
  • WV: Capito

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