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LeadingAge and several LeadingAge members including Lutheran Services in America, Mercy Housing, and National Church Residences expressed concern about the 2013 request for renewal funding for Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance contracts in a letter sponsored by the Preservation Working Group and signed by 33 nonprofit advocacy organizations and housing providers. Last month, LeadingAge joined 18 other national nonprofit and for-profit housing advocacy and industry groups in a separate letter that raised the same deep concerns about the request for the renewal of Section 8 Project Based Assistance Contracts.
The request of $8.7 billion underfunds the 12-month renewal needs by $1.5 billion and that will lead to the shortfunding of more than 2/3 of all Section 8 contracts, and to at least 2 renewal s for each contract to fund one year’s budget.
Both letters outline the concerns as follows:
The letters come prior to the start of the 2013 budget and appropriations processes in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.