advocacy

Rebuilding Together on Capitol Hill

Rebuilding Together works actively to meet with Members of Congress to address housing issues relevant to our work, inform Members of upcoming projects and ensure every person has a safe and healthy place to call home.

Rebuilding Together and our national network of affiliates build relationships with Federal, State and Local government officials to ensure that essential programs and services for low-income homeowners are supported and to communicate the great work affiliates complete in their communities, as well as nationwide.

We encourage you to get involved. Contact your Member of Congress today and tell them that you support Rebuilding Together’s work to preserve affordable homeownership and provide critical repairs to homeowners living near or below the poverty line. With your help, we can continue to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of homeowners struggling to preserve a safe and affordable home for their families.

Elected Officials Join Rebuilding Together for National Rebuilding Month 2013

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Rebuilding Caroline County for NRD 2013 Ty Pennington and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. joined the Peterson family at NRM 2013 Representative Sean Patrick Maloney helped Rebuilding Together Dutchess County at NRD 2013

See more leaders participating in Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding Month

Rebuilding Together’s Current Advocacy

Supporting the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Rebuilding Together supports the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federal formula grant program that is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides flexible funding to state and local governments so communities can address their critical housing needs.

Strengthening AmeriCorps

Rebuilding Together supports funding for AmeriCorps as a sound investment in serving the housing needs of our neighbors in communities across the country. We urge all Congressmen to support funding for AmeriCorps.

Energy Efficiency – Green Housing

As Congress begins to address national energy policy legislation, Rebuilding Together urges the authorization of a Green Affordable Housing Nonprofit Partnership Demonstration Program within the Department of Energy.

Elder Falls Prevention

Rebuilding Together supports full funding of $20.7 million for the Safety of Seniors Act, P.L. 110-202, for the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out research, outreach, and demonstration programs in elder falls prevention.