Sample Site Visit Letter of Support

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Toolkits | December 1, 2010

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You can use this sample letter of support as a template to provide to other organizations and individuals in your community to send letters in support of your site visit request.

(PLEASE PERSONALIZE THIS LETTER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND PLACE ON YOUR ORGANIZATION’S LETTERHEAD)

The Honorable (FIRST AND LAST NAME OF MEMBER)
U.S. House of Representatives OR U.S. Senate
Washington, DC (HOUSE ZIP CODE = 20515; SENATE ZIP CODE = 20510)
Attn: (DC SCHEDULER AND DISTRICT SCHEDULER)
CC: (DC STAFF MEMBER(S) WHO WORK ON YOUR POLICY ISSUE)
Fax: (FAX NUMBER)

Dear (SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE X),

I am writing to thank you for your commitment to ending homelessness and to encourage you to accept a recent invitation to attend a tour of (PROGRAM NAME) with several people from your district. (PROGRAM NAME) is a great illustration of the incredible progress (CITY) is making to implement cost-efficient interventions to keep (VETERANS, YOUTH, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, INDIVIDUALS, AND/OR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES) safely housed.

We appreciate your recent efforts to expand federal resources for preventing and ending homelessness. We are anxious for this opportunity to show you first-hand the success of (SUPPORTIVE HOUSING/RAPID RE-HOUSING/OTHER ACTIVITY) in your district (OR THANK MEMBER FOR SOMETHING HE/SHE HAS DONE FOR YOU, YOUR PROGRAM, OR THE COMMUNITY RECENTLY).

(INCLUDE LOCAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM OR THE COMMUNITY’S PROGRESS IN REDUCING HOMELESSNESS. EXAMPLES INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT:

  • YOUR COMMUNITY’S TEN YEAR PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS;
  • DATA ON REDUCTIONS IN HOMELESSNESS;
  • HOW YOU ARE COMBATING THE IMPACT OF THE RECESSION;
  • SUCCESS IN ENDING HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS, FAMILIES, OR YOUTH; AND/OR
  • INTERESTING PARTNERSHIPS.)

(INCLUDE A PERSONAL CLOSING, OR SAY SOMETHING LIKE…)
Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. I look forward to continuing to work with you on this critical issue.

Sincerely,