Campaigns & Initiatives
A look at National CAPACD's past campaigns and initiatives:
November 2012 - December 2012
The “fiscal cliff”, a combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts (“sequestration”) was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2013. Steep spending cuts and abrupt tax hikes would have undermined our nation’s economic recovery while needlessly putting struggling families at risk. While deficit reduction should be a priority for Congress and the Obama Administration, it cannot be achieved at the expense of lower income Americans. Click here for more information.
June 2011 - November 2012
Home for Good (H4G) was a national campaign driven by individuals and organizations concerned about the enduring foreclosure and housing crisis. H4G was designed to ensure that local and national leaders would not forget about the many who are on the brink of foreclosure, struggling to find an affordable rental, or losing critical resources—such as housing counseling—which have proven to help families hold on to their homes. The three campaign principles of H4G were to stop needless foreclosures, to expand affordable rental housing, and to revive a sustainable path to homeownership. Click here for more information.
May 7-9, 2012
National CAPACD hosted its first Housing and Community Development Policy Forum (HCD Policy Forum) from May 7-9 in Washington, DC. Over 80 community leaders and practitioners engaged in substantive dialogue to identify common program and policy priorities that will shape and influence national political discussions as communities across the country mobilized during the important election year. Click here for more information.
January 2011 - January 2012
The Full-Year Continuing Approptiations Act (H.R.1) - known also as the "Ryan Budget" - proposed dramatic cuts to safety net programs. Throughout the year, National CAPACD worked closely with community-based organizations and national advocacy groups to ensure that our communities' voices were heard. Click here for more information.