This webpage is dedicated to providing members current grassroots advocacy action campaigns. Current topics and opportunities for participation are listed below, and these will be updated as new issues arise.

Urge Congress to Support Affordable Housing Programs During Funding Negotiations

Congress is negotiating government funding levels for the rest of this fiscal year (FY18).

Ask lawmakers to fully fund affordable housing programs.

Temporary stopgap funding measures are harmful to families living in affordable housing, and they are harmful to our industry.

  • Request full funding: Urge your lawmakers to enact full-year funding for HUD and USDA housing programs. Fiscal Year 2018 Factsheet is attached and available here.

Urge Congress to support the Housing Credit during funding negotiations.

Advocate to strengthen the Housing Credit.

As Congress negotiates the spending bills, help us build support for provisions that strengthen the production and preservation of affordable rental housing throughout the country.

  • Relay the message to Congressional leadership: Please ask your legislators to urge Congressional leadership to include provisions of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act in the tax extension package. The attached sample letters can be customized to your respective Senators or Representatives.
  • Build Co-Sponsorship by Majority Members: Encourage your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act – especially majority members.

Please take a moment to email your lawmakers.

Your legislators want to hear from you.

Look-up your legislators or reach out to NAHMA Government Affairs staff for assistance with advocacy in DC and in your district.

For information on contacting your Congressional Representatives please visit:

Please note that participating in a NAHMA request for communication with your Congressional representatives will not cause you to be considered a Lobbyist under federal guidelines. The definition for Lobbyist under federal guidelines is as follows, and all three conditions must be met:

Lobbyist: Any individual (1) who is either employed or retained by a client for financial or other compensation (2) whose services include more than one lobbying contact; and (3) whose “lobbying activities” constitute 20 percent or more of his or her services on behalf of that client during any three month period.

To learn more about federal guidelines in lobbying and the role of the AHMAs in the advocacy process, please read this report:
NAHMA Grassroots Advocacy: AHMA 501(c)3 Organizations and Their Role in Advocacy