Join Alliance to Push for Increased Funding for Homeless Assistance and Vouchers
The President has released his Budget Proposal, which included good news for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and particularly for programs that serve people experiencing homelessness.
The Administration proposed a:
16% increase to HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program in FY 2016 – to $2.480 billion
Significant increase to the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA, also known as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher) program to $21.123 billion, including funding for 67,000 new vouchers to make up for those lost during the FY 2013 sequestration cuts.
The President’s Proposal is a great first step but this year is expected to be a very tight budget year. Yet the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is still confident that with the help of advocates from across the country, we can collectively work together to ensure that Congress provides increased funding for McKinney, as well as to fund new vouchers targeted to serve vulnerable homeless populations through TBRA.
The Alliance has launched a FY 2016 Homelessness Funding Campaign and would like you to be a part of it. You can stay tuned as the Alliance rolls out more specific opportunities for involvement as the appropriations process picks up in March.
You can join the campaign by signing up to receive alert emails about key opportunities to engage in federal advocacy to increase the capacity of programs serving people experiencing homelessness. The more constituents who are involved in pushing for this, the stronger our message will resonate with Members of Congress.