The subcommittee included $2.487B for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, a $237M increase over FY 2016 funding, but $177M below proposed FY 2017 level
Secretary Julián Castro announced $6,653,721 in second round of Housing and Urban Development funding to NJ communities working to end homelessness.
U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez signed a letter supporting $2.664 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants.
Without funding increases, communities may have to make cuts to programs and halt progress toward ending chronic, family, or youth homelessness.
On July 14, 2015, the House passed two housing bills of interest under “suspension of the rules,” a designation reserved for noncontroversial bills.
The Republicans’ 2016 budget framework would bring base discretionary funding for both non-defense and defense to the lowest levels in a decade.
NJ’s delegation voted along party lines with Representative Chris Smith (R-4) voting “no” along with all of the Democrats on the FY16 THUD Budget.
Call your member to tell him or her about the critical importance of the Housing Choice Voucher and McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Programs.
The legislation includes a total of $42 billion for HUD – an increase of $1B above the fiscal year (FY) 2015 enacted level and $3B below the request.
If our nation invests in the targeted programs we know work, we can make similar progress in tackling other forms of homelessness.