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NDSA @ AIAS Grassroots 2014: Take Action!
You can advocate for the NDSA right now! Simply use the draft text below to email, Tweet, or Facebook your Congressman.
I am writing to urge you as an architecture student to support H.R. 4205, the National Design Services Act, legislation that will provide architecture students and graduates with loan assistance in exchange for working in underserved communities.
The architecture profession has always been vital to the vitality of America’s communities. However, the economic crisis, coupled with huge student loan debt, is causing many young architects to leave the profession. While federal programs encourage medical, dental, legal and even veterinary school graduates to provide their services to underserved neighborhoods in exchange for student debt relief, architects are not able to reinvest in our neighborhoods with similar student loan assistance.
The National Design Services Act will extend to architecture graduates student debt relief in exchange for work in underserved communities. This bill will help communities seeking to preserve historic buildings, rebuild after disasters, provide better housing options and revitalize Main Streets - projects that otherwise would be unaffordable or unavailable. In addition, it will ensure that young architects stay in the profession, helping to advance design and construction projects that create jobs and economic opportunity.
The architecture community is willing and able to do more to help rebuild our economy. Please cosponsor H.R. 4205 to provide architects with the tools to help America's communities recover and thrive.
(@Representative) I am an architecture student who wants to serve my community. Please co-sponsor HR4205 to help me do so. #NDSA
I am an architecture student that wants to serve my community through design assistance in underserved communities. The National Design Services Act will extend architecture graduates like me debt relief in exchange for that work. Please help communities preserve protect and improve their buildings & infrastructure while ensuring that young architects stay in the profession: sponsor H.R. 4205.
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