“The Alliance and its partners will be working very hard over the next few weeks to urge Congress to provide homeless service providers the resources they need to help families like Dasani’s. Congressional leaders are in the process of finalizing how much money each federal program will receive for fiscal year (FY) 2014.
We need your Member of Congress to know that you support increases to the federal programs that can help Dasani, and thousands of children like her, to escape homelessness. Call your Members this week to encourage them to provide $2.26 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants.”
Increased funding for McKinney-Vento will use proven solutions – rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing – to family homelessness to ensure that Dasani and her family and the thousands like her across the country do not become and remain homeless.
Increased funding is critical because as McDonald writes, “Shelters are not a good place for children.”
Join Monarch Housing calling our Members this week to encourage them to provide $2.26 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants. Click here for the action alert.