Habitat supporters are in Washington urging Congress to protect funding for programs that support Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

A letter from Jonathan Reckford, CEO of HFH International:

Help protect habitat's neighborhood revitalization initiative.  call congress today! -- contact your representative

I am writing to you today from Washington, D.C., where I have joined hundreds of Habitat for Humanity volunteers and supporters. We are here to meet with congressional leaders to ask them to support Habitat in our efforts to get more families into safe, affordable housing.

Call your legislators right now to amplify the voice of supporters speaking out in Washington this week.

With your help, we can push back potential budget cuts that would reduce our ability to rebuild neighborhoods around the country. Habitat supporters from all over the U.S. are in Washington right now urging Congress to protect funding for programs that support Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, including the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP).

We need your help.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is Habitat’s program to improve communities through an innovative combination of repair, rehabilitation, energy efficiency and new construction. Neighborhood revitalization will enable Habitat affiliates to serve more families than ever before.

Our advocates on the Hill are talking to representatives about issues ranging from funding domestic initiatives to international work worldwide. For example, in Haiti, we are committed to serving 50,000 Haitian families over the next five years. But now our work here at home is threatened by proposed congressional budget cuts — and you can help stop those cuts. Please call your legislators and tell them we can’t afford budget cuts that threaten essential Habitat programs.

It’s easy to make your voice heard — we’ll even help you get started! Just click here to give us your information. Then we’ll call you right away and connect you with your representative in Congress. We’ll also give you a couple of very short talking points to use. In just a few minutes you can make a big impact.

Thank you for your time,

Jonathan Reckford
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity International

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