Category: Policy

Here’s what nearly everyone can agree on in the Ryan poverty plan

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.

Capitol Hill Day 2016

Advocates from across the country will meet with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day, July 28, 2016, and urge them to make ending homelessness a federal priority.

Senate McKinney & Section 8 FY 2017 Sign-On Letter

The letter, available for download above, led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), is circulating in the Senate in support of $2.664 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, as well as $20.854 billion for HUD's Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program, in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The letter was sent to the leaders of the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

House McKinney FY 2017 Sign-On Letter

The letter, available for download above, led by Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI), is circulating in the House of Representatives in support of the President's request of $2.664 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The letter will be sent to the leaders of the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

FY 2017 Homelessness Funding Letter Writing Campaign

Use these sample letters as templates when sending a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to provide $2.664 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance program and $20.854 billion for HUD's Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program.

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