Category: Advocacy

House Releases Draft HUD Spending Bill: What’s in it, and What it Means.

This week the House Appropriations Committee released its draft spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018. As the appropriations process continues, details will be revised, but here are some things to note regarding programs that focus on Americans with the lowest incomes: This bill is based on spending caps that return to very low “sequestration” levels, then […]

If Congress cuts Medicaid, ending homelessness gets much harder

UPDATE: Since this was posted, the Senate announced it would delay a vote until after the July 4th recess. While this delay is an important victory, it does not mean it had been defeated. Now is still the time to take action to fight these cuts! The Senate is barreling toward a reported goal to […]

What’s Next In Congress?

After an intense first three months, Congress is in a two-week recess. When they return, they’ll face an April 28 deadline to keep the government funded and open. Below is a run-down of the items that will or may be on Congress’s upcoming agenda that could have an impact on work to end homelessness. Here […]

Ready for the New Congress: 8 Things They Might Do

Big change is underway in Washington, DC! On Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, the same party will take control of both Congress and the White House. This was also the case at the beginning of the Obama, W. Bush and Clinton administrations. The result was that all three administrations were able to get major legislation passed […]

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