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Advocacy Resource  |  June 23, 2015

This page will provide an update of timely congressional activities and their impacts on programs serving people experiencing homelessness. This page will be updated each Tuesday that there is news to report. 

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Advocacy Resource  |  May 27, 2015

This resource offers some tips to help communities make the most of the release of their local Point-in-Time Count data by working with local media and using their own communications channels to bring attention to the local and national effort to end homelessness.

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Advocacy Resource  |  May 11, 2015

Advocates from across the country will meet with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day, July 17, 2015, and urge them to make ending homelessness a federal priority.

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Advocacy Resource  |  February 5, 2015

The President’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Webinar Slides

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Advocacy Resource  |  February 5, 2015

This document summarizes the proposals included in the Obama Administration's fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget Proposal (“budget”). This document compares the FY 2016 proposal to FY 2015 funding levels and is not adjusted for inflation.

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Advocacy Resource  |  February 3, 2015

These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of $2.480 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants.

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Advocacy Resource  |  December 8, 2014

This brief describes needed legislative activity around the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) homeless veteran programs in the upcoming 114th Congress. The Alliance and its national partners will be advocating for these changes to improve the effectiveness of VA’s efforts to end veteran homelessness.

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Advocacy Resource  |  September 5, 2014

This report includes an overview of Capitol Hill Day 2014, a review of some of the key offices with which advocates met, and a summary of the impact that participants’ meetings have already had on federal policy.

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Advocacy Resource  |  August 26, 2014

This editable document provides you with a sample action alert to customize and send out to your networks to encourage them to participate in the National Call In Week to Increase HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants Funding this September 8-17!

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Advocacy Resource  |  August 26, 2014

This document provides you with everything you need to know about how to participate in the National Call In Week to Increase HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants Funding this September 8-17! 

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Advocacy Resource  |  August 21, 2014

These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of $140 million for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) program. 

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Advocacy Resource  |  April 21, 2014

Advocates from across the country met with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day, July 31, 2014, and urged them to make ending homelessness a federal priority.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 5, 2014

These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of $1.641 billion for homeless programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs in FY 2015.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 4, 2014

Use these sample letters as templates when sending a letter to your Senators and Representatives urging them to provide 2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 4, 2014

Use this sample action alert as a guide for asking your network to contact their senators and representatives to ask them to support a funding level of at least $2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants programs in fiscal year (FY) 2015.

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