Congress: Don’t shut down homeless services
Prior to the government shutdown, Congress and the Senate spent much of 2018 negotiating funding levels for the entire government — including HUD, the VA, and other lifelines for people experiencing homelessness.In these spending bills, Congress set aside billions of dollars for homelessness programs. The reported numbers represented solid increases over the prior year, though still not enough to end homelessness.
But homeless services are under serious threat from the shutdown. The funding levels agreed to by Congressional negotiators may end up on the chopping block as Congress searches for a solution to reopen the government.
The Alliance is monitoring the situation closely, but we need your help. Tell your member of Congress that a government shutdown is no reason to raid funding for homeless services.
It is critical that the deal to reopen the government includes sufficient funding for homeless services so we can continue making progress in communities like yours.
Tell Congress: Keep your commitment to expanded funding for homeless services. Our communities need all the federal resources we can get to continue making progress to end homelessness.
Vice President for Programs and Policy
National Alliance to End Homelessness