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Deadline tomorrow: Sign-On letter to increase McKinney Funding and Protect usich!
As a reminder, please sign your organization on to this letter by Wednesday, July 6th asking appropriations leadership to fund McKinney at least at $2.487 billion; and maintain funding for USICH at $3.6 million and extend its sunset date from 2017 to 2020.

Here’s What You Can Do:

  1. Sign-on your organization to this letter here
  2. Share this sign-on letter with your networks.
  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!
More Information:
The House Appropriations Committee passed its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Other Related Agencies (T-HUD) bill in late May which included a very impressive $237 million increase of $2.487 billion for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program. This would be the biggest one-year increase in the last 20 years and would provide housing for approximately 40,000 more people than this year.

However, during the T-HUD mark up to consider the bill, it became clear that the existence and capacity of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is threatened. We will need to work together to secure at least the House level of funding for McKinney and defend USICH!

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!

Access the letter and sign-on here

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