I want to bring to your attention a current opportunity to advance our top Hill Day policy priority. If you have not done so, please read and sign your organization on to this letter urging appropriations leadership to increase McKinney funding and Protect the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) by NOON TODAY, Wednesday, July 13.
The $2.487 billion in the House T-HUD bill this year that the letter requests be in the final FY 2017 spending bill for McKinney 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.
USICH is currently on track to “sunset,” or discontinue, in 2017, and the House T-HUD bill would also cut its funding for FY 2017. The letter explains the critical work USICH does to further national and local efforts to end homelessness, and urges appropriators to extend its sunset date to 2020 and protect it from funding cuts.
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, so please sign on today and spread the word! You can also reference this webpage for more information.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
1518 K Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005