Last Friday, President Obama signed a landmark piece of legislation into law. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is an important step toward ending our nation’s opioid epidemic. The Alliance is particularly excited about the opportunities to address opioid abuse for people who experience homelessness that this legislation offers communities.
More than 700 of you started a steady drumbeat when you signed on to our letter to Congress over the last few weeks. Here are the big things that will be happening in this year's campaign that can help continue the momentum.
This year is the best opportunity in a long time to significantly improve our capacity to get homeless people into housing, and any organization can help by signing on to this nationwide letter of support. Yes, it's the same letter we've been talking about for the last few weeks. If you haven't signed you have until Wednesday and that's it!
Please share this letter asking Appropriations leadership to fund McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance at least at $2.487 billion and protect USICH with your congressional offices!
A Republican task force from the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, last week issued a report on policy approaches to poverty in the U.S. In some ways it was disappointing, since it provided little in the way of new ideas or specific proposals. The messaging around the report made it clear that it was an articulation of what Republicans agree on, to build support leading up to the November election, rather than a path toward consensus with the Democratic Party. Here’s what nearly everyone can agree on in the Ryan poverty plan.