The True Colors Fund and National Alliance to End Homelessness are proud to announce a new group, comprised exclusively of young people, to contribute to the growing national dialogue on how to make youth homelessness “rare, brief, and one-time.” The National Youth Forum on Homelessness will ensure that our national conversation is informed by and filtered through the perspectives of young people who have experienced homelessness, and that strategies to end homelessness are generated by youth and young adults themselves.
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!
There is a genuine opportunity this year, starting right now, to get substantial new money from Congress for housing people who are homeless. Here's how.
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!