McKinney-Vento Site Visit Campaign

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Toolkits | October 6, 2012

Files: Sample Invitation (DOC | 28 KB | 1 page) Sample Letter of Support (DOC | 28 KB | 1 page) Sample Briefing Memo (DOC | 24 KB | 1 page) Sample Agenda (DOC | 24 KB | 1 page)

The Alliance launched a summer and fall 2012 Site Visit Campaign to encourage Members of Congress to visit local McKinney-funded homelessness assistance programs across the country. The Campaign had two major goals:

  • Raise awareness among the public and Congress about the issue of and solutions to homelessness; and
  • Educate Congress on the need for increased resources for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants and to ensure that it provides enough funding for all CoC renewals in fiscal year (FY) 2013.

On August 2, the Alliance hosted a webinar to launch the campaign. Presenters explained the various proposals for McKinney-Vento funding for FY 2013 from the Administration, the Senate, and the House; including an explanation of how the House's proposed funding level would not be enough to cover all renewals. In addition, presenters also covered the basics of planning and conducting a site visit, emphasizing their importance and impact. To view a recording of the webinar, please click here or view below:

The Alliance has many McKinney-specific (denoted with a *) and other materials to help you plan and execute your site visit; including, but certainly not limited to: