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The Hill: Senate Dems fight to keep affordable housing fund alive

More than 30 Senate Democrats are calling on appropriators to preserve a trust fund that provides affordable housing to extremely low-income households.

Next week, the House is expected to hold a final vote on a fiscal 2016 bill funding transportation and housing programs that would essentially eliminate funding for the Housing Trust Fund.

“We are writing to express our strong support for both the National Housing Trust Fund and the HOME Investments Partnerships Program and urge you to reject any effort to reduce, divert, or eliminate funding from either program,” the Democrats wrote in a letter to the leaders of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Senate’s version of the spending bill, which has not yet been released.

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