Sample Site Visit Thank You Letter

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Toolkits | December 1, 2010

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You can use this sample thank you letter as a template for the letter thanking your Member of Congress for visiting your program.

PLACE ON YOUR LETTERHEAD

(DATE)

The Honorable (FIRST AND LAST NAME OF MEMBER)
(U.S. SENATE / U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)
Washington, DC (SENATE ZIP CODE IS 20510; HOUSE ZIP CODE IS 20515)
Attn: (SCHEDULER) and (STAFF PERSON WHO ATTENDED SITE VISIT) and (STAFF MEMBER WHO HANDLES YOUR POLICY ISSUE, IF DIFFERENT)
FAX: (FAX NUMBER)

Dear (SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE X),

I want to thank you for taking the time to visit (PROGRAM NAME) while you were home (LAST WEEK). Everyone in attendance greatly appreciates your efforts to advance federal policies that will allow communities like (CITY) to continue preventing and ending homelessness.

As you saw, (PROGRAM NAME) uses a solutions-focused intervention and has ended homelessness for numerous (VETERANS/FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN/YOUTH/PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES) in our community. (LINK YOUR PROGRAM TO THE POLICY ISSUE. FOR EXAMPLE: STATE WHICH FEDERAL FUNDS YOUR PROGRAM USES AND EXPLAIN WHAT YOU COULD DO WITH ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.)

(SUMMARIZE ANY COMMITMENTS MADE. FOR EXAMPLE: STATE AN AGREEMENT YOU MADE TO SEND MORE INFORMATION OR A COMMITMENT FROM THE MEMBER TO TAKE ANY SORT OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF THE REQUEST.) As you suggested, I will follow up with (NAME OF STAFF PERSON) in (NUMBER OF DAYS/WEEKS AGREED TO).

Thank you again for your consideration of this request. I look forward to continuing to work with you on this crucial initiative and welcome any request for additional information.

Sincerely,