End Chronic Homelessness and House Homeless Families and Youth
The President has proposed that Congress:
Provide $2.664 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017 for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants – an 18% increase over the final FY 2016 funding level. This increase would fund 25,500 units of permanent supportive housing, which would allow the Administration to achieve its goal of ending chronic homelessness and to build resources that will be needed to end family and youth homelessness by 2020.
Provide $20.854 billion in FY 2017 for Section 8 Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), which would continue assistance for all families currently using the program and provide 10,000 new vouchers to homeless families with children.
Now, it’s up to us to ensure Congress follows through on these recommendations.
Please join Monarch Housing Associates in emailing Senators Booker and Menendez and your Representative and ask them to support a funding level of $2.664 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs and a funding level of $20.584 for the Section 8 TBRA.
Click here for a link of emails for Congressional staffers. The deadline for these emails is Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Without a funding increase, your community may have to make harmful cuts to programs that halt progress toward ending chronic, family, or youth homelessness.
Members of Congress will be communicating their fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding priorities to Appropriations leadership this week and we need your help to convince them to include a funding level of $2.664 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs and $20,584 for Section 8 (TBRA) among their priorities.
In conjunction with this effort, Congressional sign on letters are currently circulating. If you’d like to help with efforts to ensure that our Senators and your Member signs on to letters in support of specific HUD funding streams, please email Kate Kelly.
Please let Kate Kelly know which offices you reach out to and what response you receive.