Preserve Section 4 Funding

Sign on Letter: Urge Congress to Fund the Section 4 Capacity Building Program at no Less than $35 Million

Section 4 Policy Alert

Please join other state and local organizations to urge members of the House and Senate to provide funding of at least $35 million for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 4 Capacity Building and Affordable Housing Program. Despite the programmatic success of Section 4, the Administration’s FY 2016 budget proposes to eliminate the Section 4 Program. Restoring Section 4 to at least $35 million, its current level of funding, will have a sizable impact on the communities that the program supports.

Section 4 strengthens the nation’s lower-income rural and urban communities by bolstering non-profit community developers that build and invest there. It is the sole HUD program specifically designed for non-profit capacity building. Section 4 helps to create safe, affordable homes for low and moderate income families in communities that are safe, and are good places to live, work and raise healthy children.


  • Sign on to this organizational support letter.
  • The organizational letter was final as of 3/3/2015, but we will continue to keep the letter open for signatures. We may send the letter to Congress again in the future, and we welcome your support of Section 4!
  • Forward this link to your community partners and ask them to join the roster of supporters for Section 4.

> View a copy of the lettter.

Distressed communities need supportive public policies to rebuild. LISC maintains an active public policy presence at the federal, state and local levels. The objectives of LISC's policy initiatives are established through careful collaboration with our local offices and LISC’s Public Policy Advisory Committee. LISC’s policy office assists local program offices along with rural and urban CDCs with the advocacy process while working with other national and state organizations on wide-ranging community development issues.

LISC's locally driven and partnership-based approach to policy attracts support from both ends of the political spectrum. Rural and urban policy makers alike recognize LISC’s well-documented success in building communities while leveraging substantial private capital. Additionally, LISC's holistic approach to building communities attracts policy allies from the from business, social service, education, environmental, and community development sectors.

LISC's commitment to this comprehensive approach towards community development means that we utilize a wide array of federal programs, cutting across numerous agencies and Congressional committees. Some of the most critical federal programs that contribute to our efforts, and to those of our community partners in rural and urban communities nationwide, are listed here.

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Senior Vice President of Policy: Matt Josephs


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