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2012 Melville Act Appropriations Campaign Seeking $300m for Section 811 Reforms


The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force (CCD) and the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) have launched the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Melville Act Appropriations Campaign, which seeks $300 million to fully implement the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities reforms recently passed in the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010.

To gain support for the appropriation of $300 million in the FY 2012 US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budget, TAC and CCD are urging disability housing advocates to contact their Members of Congress and ask that they contact HUD Appropriations Subcommittee leaders.

Budget negotiations between Senate and House are set to begin soon, so it is important to act now to remind Congress that:

  • Full funding for the reformed Section 811 program under the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act will allow the program to produce 3 to 4 times the number of new units with the same amount of funding,
  • Supportive housing funding is essential to ensure that thousands of the most vulnerable people with disabilities living in restrictive settings have access to integrated and cost-effective permanent supportive housing in the community.

To Learn More:
TAC/CCD Campaign
Summary of Section 811 Reforms
Sample Letter to Congress


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