We need to make sure this report highlights inspiring stories demonstrating how programs funded by HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants are ending homelessness for people in communities across the country! We’re calling on YOU - state and local organizations, as well as individuals, to submit a success story to be included in this publication.
Here’s What You Can Do: 1. See the “Success Story Narrative” section here for suggestions on what you want to include in your success story.
If your organization serves people in more than one congressional district, see this list to highlight a story of a family or individual served in the district of a target Member of Congress. Districts represented by Republicans are especially important!
2. Write your story demonstrating how McKinney-funded rapid re-housing or permanent supportive housing ended homelessness for a client or yourself or how a McKinney-funded project has helped your community.
3. Fill out this survey and submit your story by Friday, January 6! Please only submit one success story per organization.
4. Let us know that you submitted a story! Email the story to Julie at email@example.com.
More Information: Congress passed and the President signed into law late last week a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep government programs, including homeless assistance and low-income housing programs administered by HUD, running at funding levels very similar to FY 2016 levels through April 28, 2017. This means advocates will have our work cut out for us in the coming months to make sure Congress remains committed to investing in ending homelessness in the FY 2017 spending bill. Submitting a success story for publication in this report is a great way to educate Members about the effectiveness of McKinney-funded homeless assistance programs at ending homelessness for people in their states and districts.