Cheryl Causley, NAIHC, addresses President Obama’s Proposed Budget

Cheryl A. Causley, chairwoman of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) addressed the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Oversight Hearing regarding the President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Her formal statement responded to the impact the budget will have on tribal housing program funding.

“NAIHC supports the President’s FY2012 Budget Request, which maintains the FY2010 level of funding of $700 million for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. While NAIHC believes that the IHBG needs to be funded, at a minimum, at $875 million just to keep pace with increasing costs for housing development, energy efficiency initiatives, and other inflationary factors, we recognize that the current budget situation necessitates some difficult choices on the part of the Administration and Congress. We ask that Congress support funding for the IHBG program in an amount not less than the President’s request of $700 million,” Causley said in an excerpt of the statement.

For the complete statement to the committee click here.

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