Deadline Extended: Sign-On Letter to Increase McKinney Funding and Protect USICH!

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Deadline Extended: Sign-On Letter to Increase McKinney Funding and Protect USICH!
The deadline to sign-on to this letter to increase funding for McKinney and protect USICH has been extended to 12pm EST Wednesday, July 13. This letter urges appropriations leadership to fund McKinney at least at the $2.487 billion level in the House bill; and maintain funding for USICH at $3.6 million and extend its sunset date from 2017 to 2020.

This funding level would be the biggest one-year increase to the program in 20 years and would provide housing for approximately 40,000 more people than this year.

Here’s What You Can Do:

  1. Sign-on your organization to this letter here
  2. Share this sign-on letter with your networks. We could also use help spreading the word about signing on with your networks, particularly in: Maine, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Vermont.
  3. If USICH has worked with your community, please also reach out to the housing staffer for your Representative in the House to let them know about the role they played in ending homelessness in your community. Ask them to weigh in with appropriations leadership in support of USICH.  
    • Reach out to Jaime Colman or Julie Klein if you need their contact information.  
    • Keep us posted on your outreach!
12pm EST Wednesday, July 13 will be the final deadline so we can send the letter over before the recess. We need to get the message about the importance of McKinney funding and the work USICH does to end homelessness to Chair Diaz-Balart and his colleagues as soon as possible!
Sign-on to the letter here!

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