FY 2017 Homelessness Funding Letter Writing Campaign

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Advocacy Resource | March 1, 2016

Files: MCKINNEY SAMPLE LETTER FOR HOUSE (WORD DOCUMENT | 18.7 KB | 2 PAGES) MCKINNEY SAMPLE LETTER FOR SENATE (WORD DOCUMENT | 32.5 KB | 2 PAGES) SAMPLE MCKINNEY ACTION ALERT (WORD DOCUMENT | 53.8 KB | 2 PAGES)

Use the above sample letters as guides for contacting your Representatives in the House urging them to provide $2.664 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD)'s McKinney-Vento programs and contacting Senators urging them to provide this same funding level for McKinney as well as $20.854 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD)'s Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program in fiscal year (FY) 2017, and urging Members to sign-on to the House or Senate Dear Colleague letter (currently being circulated by Representative Moore in the House and Senators Merkley and Gillibrand in the Senate). Direct these letters to the attention of the person who handles housing issues for your Member's office.

We have set a goal of taking at least 300 advocacy actions including letters and calls to Members of Congress, with House and Senate letters sent by March 9. After sending your letters, make sure to contact Julie Klein at jklein@naeh.org or Jaimie Colman at jcolman@naeh.org so we can keep track of the total number of letters sent and calls made. 

Download the editable documents above to personalize these templates. These versions can be shared with colleagues and partners electronically as well!

Please also forward along the sample action alert to your email networks and ask them to send letters to their Members of Congress.

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