Urge Your Representative to Support Robust McKinney Funding

Sign-On Letter Circulating in House of Representatives

Urge Your Representative to Support Robust McKinney FundingRepresentative Gwen Moore (D-WI) is circulating a sign-on letter to her colleagues in the House of Representatives that supports providing robust funding for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in FY 2014.

Please take a minute today to contact your Representative and urge him to sign on to the letter. To see if your representative has already joined the letter, click here (this list will be updated regularly). Representatives Bill Pascrell and Albio Sires signed on to a similar letter for FY 2013 funding last March.

The deadline to sign-on to the letter is Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Here is what you can do to help:

  1. Contact the staff member who handles housing issues for your representatives and ask them to join Rep. Moore’s Dear Colleague letter. Click here for contact information for New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.
    • You can email them a letter by customizing this sample with a short note asking them to join the letter.
    • Tell the staff person that representatives can join the letter by contacting Sean Gard in Rep. Moore’s office at (202) 225-4572.
  2. If they say they cannot join the letter, ask if they will submit a “programmatic request” in support of providing robust funding for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs in FY 2014.
  3. Let Kate Kelly know which offices you contacted and what they said.

Joining the sign-on letter provides an easier way for Members of Congress to include funding for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs in their list of official funding priorities due to the Appropriations Committee on April 15, 2013 If offices are unable/unwilling to join the letter, they can be just as helpful by including this funding request in their official list of priorities.

Click here for the sign-on letter.

Click here to see if your representative has already joined the letter.