Category: Advocacy

Tell Congress: You’re paying attention

Yes, there’s an election. Please vote, and help homeless people you work with vote. But that’s not all. Your advocacy with Congress can have a big and concrete impact on how many homeless people can access housing. The incredible work […]

Mental Health Reform Overview and Talking Points

More than 10 percent of people who seek substance abuse or mental health treatment in our public health system are homeless. And people who are in early recovery from these conditions are often at risk of homelessness. People suffering from […]

Mandatory Spending Proposal: Homeless Assistance for Families

Program overview The Administration’s proposed Homeless Assistance for Families (HAF) program would provide $11 billion over ten years to pay for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and rapid re-housing for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Section 8 Housing […]

FY 2017 Appropriations: HUD’s Homeless Assistance Grants

Program Overview The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the federal government’s primary response to homelessness, funding proven solutions to the problem. The bipartisan HEARTH Act of 2009 reauthorized the program […]

Fall 2016 Local Member Engagement Campaign

This page offers resources for advocates interested in engaging their Members of Congress through hosting them for a site visit, conducting in-district meetings, or attending public campaign events during in-district work periods in the lead up to the November election.

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