FY 2008 Appropriations: McKinney Vento Dear Colleague Sign-On Letter

We encourage you to contact that members of Congress and have them sign on for this increase in homeless funding. This is a campaign of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. To view the sign on letter click here.

Representatives Julia Carson (D-IN) and Geoff Davis (R-KY) have begun circulating a “Dear Colleague” sign-on letter to the House Transportation and HUD Appropriations Subcommittee in support of including $1.8 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in the FY 2008 appropriations bill. This request is $214 million above the President’s and $358 million over the FY 2007 level for McKinney.

Ask your House Members for their support:

Call the staff person in your Representative’s office who works on homelessness issues and describe how McKinney funded programs end homelessness in their home district and ask them to show their support for ending homelessness by signing on to the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Representatives Carson (D-IN) and Davis (R-KY) by contacting Hilary Swab or Lauren O’Brien in Congressman Davis’s office.

They must sign on by MARCH 6. PDF | 29 KB | 3 pages