Congressional Caucus on Homelessness
Chair Hastings Introduces Legislation
This bill would establish a grant program to provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families whose needs are not addressed by traditional affordable housing.
Hastings serves as a co-chair on the Congressional Caucus on Homelessness.
“The very sad reality is that approximately 84,291 Americans experience chronic homelessness on any given night. This bill will help to alleviate the widespread problem of chronic homelessness across the country.”
“Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Arnold Abbott, a homeless advocate in my district. During our conversation he mentioned a number of issues facing the homeless population he serves, many of which this bill aims to address. I encourage my colleagues in Congress to help address the widespread problem of chronic homelessness across our nation by supporting this critically important legislation.”
Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors of this legislation include (7):
- Representatives Mark Takano (D-HI),
- Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD),
- Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL),
- Alan Grayson (D-FL),
- Lois Frankel (D-FL),
- Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA) and
- Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).
No NJ House members are members of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus.
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