Alliance’s Letter to President-elect Obama

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Advocacy Letters | December 16, 2008

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On December 16, the Alliance sent a letter to President-elect Obama urging him to adopt specific goals for ending homelessness.  In January, the new Administration and Congress will take office, providing advocates with a great opportunity to help shape a national agenda that prioritizes ending homelessness. With many communities facing budget deficits and a growing number of households suffering from the nation’s economic and financial crisis, federal attention to housing solutions is more critical than ever before.  In the letter, the Alliance asked the incoming Obama Administration to adopt specific goals for ending homelessness, including ending veterans homelessness; ensuring that every child has a home; finishing the job of ending chronic homelessness; and getting homeless youth off the streets and into housing.  In addition, the Alliance made recommendations for funding to include in an economic stimulus package to ensure that the housing and financial crisis does not result in increased homelessness.