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Protect Low Income Housing - Support H.R. 3700

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and as an advocate for housing for all I am reaching out to you because on Tuesday, February 2, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act. This legislation would make numerous common sense improvements to housing programs including public housing, housing choice vouchers, and project-based rental assistance.

I would ask that you support H.R. 3700 and all amendments that will benefit low income households. H.R. 3700 would make several important changes to the operation of housing assistance programs:
-Improves the project-basing of vouchers to increase housing options while ensuring choice.
-Changes income reviews to allow residents to hold onto 100% of increased earnings from income longer.
-Imposes housing assistance limits for households with incomes above 120% of the poverty level.
-Streamlines income deductions, while requiring hardship exemptions for negatively impacted families.
-Allows for expedited inspection processes for units to be rented with vouchers to quicken local efforts to house families and individuals.


We both know the importance of having a place to call home. H.R. 3700 extends this right and privilege to many who struggle to find an affordable home. Please support H.R. 3700 and oppose any amendments that might impose time limits on housing assistance, add work requirements for residents, increase residents' rents or otherwise keep people from the stable and decent housing they deserve.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]

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