Advocacy Update: McKinney Letter Writing Campaign!
November 5, 2014 McKinney Letter Writing Campaign: Final FY 2015 Push! With the mid-term elections behind us, the 113th Congress is expected to return to session next Wednesday, November 12, 2014. During this "lame duck" session, legislators will address many outstanding bills, including a bill to fund fiscal year (FY) 2015. In the spring, the Administration released its FY 2015 Budget Proposal, which included $2.406 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants. To ensure that the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants receive the Administration's proposed $301 million increase to $2.406 billion, which would allow us to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, Members of Congress will need to hear from YOU about how important these programs are in their states and districts. These upcoming weeks will likely be our last c