|Congress Likely to Reach Deal on Final FY 2011 Funding|
Congressional leaders are increasingly saying that they expect to reach a final deal this week regarding fiscal year (FY) 2011 funding.
As a result, House and Senate appropriators are now negotiating with each other to draft a final FY 2011 funding bill. This may be our LAST chance to affect FY 2011 funding for key programs like the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
We need your help contacting Members of Congress to make sure they remember how CRITICAL homelessness assistance programs are for the most vulnerable Americans!
What You Can Do:
- Contact the DC offices of your Senators and Representatives RIGHT AWAY. Ask to speak to the person who handles housing issues. Office phone numbers can be found by dialing the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121.
- Explain the importance of providing an INCREASE in McKinney-Vento funding in the final FY 2011 funding bill. Use these sample talking points as a guide.
- Ask friends and colleagues to also contact their Senators and Representatives.
- Let us know who you contacted by emailing Kate Seif at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We must make sure that Congress provides sufficient funding for key homelessness assistance programs. Please remind your Members of Congress how important it is to provide an increase in funding to McKinney-Vento programs this year.