Federal Funding Levels
AHEPA’s mission is rooted in its community service programs that consist of providing affordable housing to low-income senior citizens, creating awareness and finding cures to deadly diseases, and strengthening relations between the United States and Greece. For example, AHEPA’s Housing Program is one of the largest in the nation for senior citizens with 85 complexes in operation and more in development. The AHEPA family has worked ceaselessly to raise awareness and support a search for a cure for Thalassemia (Cooley’s Anemia), which is a debilitating disease affecting individuals of eastern Mediterranean descent.
As a result, AHEPA seeks to ensure proper federal funding levels for the following federal programs:
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 202 Senior Citizens Housing Program
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) for medical research for Thalassemia and Cancer
- Voice of America Greek Desk Service
When appropriate, AHEPA has submitted written testimony to justify proper federal funding of these programs.
In February, President Barack Obama will release his federal budget for FY2011. Please revisit this page to receive updates as the federal budget process proceeds.