There was a breakthrough in negotiations over the weekend: House and Senate negotiators are now free to write a final, House-Senate spending bill for HUD. This bill includes final funding amounts for HUD's Homeless Assistance.
We urge you to reach out to your Representative and Senators before the Thanksgiving holiday, asking them to contact Appropriations Leadership with this message: Congress needs to pass a final HUD spending bill that includes $3 billion for Homeless Assistance.
We don't know whether Congress will pass that bill in December, or if it will be pushed until next year. But we do know that HUD's Homeless Assistance programs need a substatial increase, and the current negotiations will set the final amount. We need your advocacy now.
Make your voices heard, and share with Congress the need for more funding for homeless assistance. We have tools to help draft an email here.