Federal Advocacy Alert:
Sign On to Increase McKinney Funding & Protect United States Interagency Council on Homelessness!
Thanks in large part to your hard work, both chambers of Congress – especially the House – provided significant increases to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program in their T-HUD bills. Now, we will need to continue our efforts to ensure that at least the House level is included in the final FY 2017 spending bill. In addition, the existence and capacity of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is threatened, and we will need to work together to defend it.
Please sign your organization on to this letter by today! On Wednesday, July 6th we are asking appropriations leadership to fund McKinney-Vento at least at $2.487 billion; and maintain funding for USICH at $3.6 million and extend its sunset date from 2017 to 2020.
Here’s What You Can Do:
1. Confirm with your organization’s leadership that you are able to sign your organization on to this letter.
2. Email Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 6th letting her know you are able to sign on. Please let her know the organization’s name, city and state.
3. If USICH has worked with your community, please also reach out to the housing staffer for your Representative in the House to let them know about the role they played in ending homelessness in your community. Ask them to weigh in with appropriations leadership in support of USICH.
Email Sarah Fox at email@example.com. We hope you will be able to sign on, and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!