The Section 202 program is in jeopardy. After receiving no new construction funding for this year, the program would get no money for new construction in fiscal 2013 under the spending bill approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. We still have a chance with the U.S House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) to get this badly needed funding. The House of Representatives is planning to mark up the bill this week. Please urge your legislators to do everything possible to provide at least $475 million for Section 202 in 2013, including at least $100 million for new construction. Also, please reach out to your residents, investors and other stakeholders and ask them to contact their House members as well.

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