Political Activities Notice
As a nonprofit
501(c)(3) corporation, the Housing Trust Fund is prohibited from
directly or indirectly supporting or opposing candidates for public
office. The HTF will neither publish nor distribute written statements
nor make oral statements on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate
for public office.
Under the First Amendment, however, individuals who are affiliated
with the HTF have the right to express their personal positions
concerning candidates for public office. Anything that they may express
concerning a candidate is their personal position and not that of the
HTF. They may not state nor imply that their support for or opposition
to a candidate is the position of the HTF. In addition, they may not
express their personal position at an HTF event or in an HTF
The prohibition against political campaign activity by nonprofits
does not, however, apply to lobbying or legislative activities.
Consequently, the HTF may express its support or opposition to
legislation, ordinances, propositions or other matters that may relate
to its public purpose or mission.