Neighborhood Allies teams with LISC to advocate for our neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.Leave a Comment
On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Neighborhood Allies President Presley Gillespie and Program Manager for Partnerships and Services, Shad Henderson joined forces with LISC National Federal Policy Director, Matthew Josephs to meet with staffers of elected officials on Capitol Hill.
The purpose was to build stronger relationships with our leaders in Washington and to advocate for continued and expanded community development funding.
The team met with representatives from the offices of U.S. Senators Pat Toomey R-PA, Bob Casey D-PA, and U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle D-PA-14, to discuss the impact of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), Section 4 Funding, as well as the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME). Additionally, the team discussed the role that Neighborhood Allies and LISC play in our local communities.
“The officials we visited maintain important committee assignments ranging from Housing and Urban Affairs, Economic Policy and Banking to Healthcare, Energy and Agriculture. They represent some of the most critical federal programs that contribute to our efforts, and those of our community partners in revitalizing our neighborhoods. Our nation and communities cannot afford any further cuts to these programs.”
During the visit Neighborhood Allies also stressed the importance of federal investments being strategically aligned with multifaceted comprehensive community development strategies to help transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.