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Advocacy Resource  |  April 21, 2014

Advocates from across the country will meet with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day, July 31, 2014, and urge them to make ending homelessness a federal priority.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 10, 2014

Use these sample letters as templates when sending a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to provide 2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 5, 2014

These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of $1.641 billion for homeless programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs in FY 2015.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 5, 2014

These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of $2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 4, 2014

Use these sample letters as templates when sending a letter to your Senators and Representatives urging them to provide 2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs.

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 4, 2014

Use this sample action alert as a guide for asking your network to contact their senators and representatives to ask them to support a funding level of at least $2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants programs in fiscal year (FY) 2015.

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Advocacy Resource  |  January 22, 2014

Sequestration is a terrible policy that includes significant, indiscriminant cuts to discretionary programs, which include virtually all targeted homelessness and affordable housing programs. This one pager provides talking points to prepare you for discussing the impacts of sequestration with your Members of Congress.

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Advocacy Resource  |  December 3, 2013

In this recording of webinar that originally streamed on Monday, November 18, 2013, speakers cover state leadership in California and Virginia on ending homelessness. In California, low-income housing advocates are behind a revenue proposal with a provision for homeless assistance, while in Virginia, communities are responding to the governor's initiative on rapid re-housing. Speakers include Sharon Rapport, of the CSH in California, and Pamela Kestner and Kathy Robertson, of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Advocacy Resource  |  September 25, 2013

Use these talking points in urging your Member of Congress to work with their colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to ensure that the final FY 2014 appropriations bill provides enough funding to protect existing vouchers and replace those lost by sequestration, and provides $75 million for 10,000 new HUD-VASH vouchers.

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Advocacy Resource  |  September 4, 2013

Use this sample action alert as a guide for asking your network to contact their senators and representatives to ask them to support a funding level of at least $2.26 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants programs in fiscal year (FY) 2014.

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Advocacy Resource  |  September 4, 2013

These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of at least $2.26 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants and as much funding for HUD programs as possible in the final FY 2014 appropriations bill.

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Advocacy Resource  |  August 15, 2013

This report includes an overview of Capitol Hill Day 2013, a review of some of the key offices with which advocates met, and a summary of the impact that participants’ meetings have already had on federal policy.

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Advocacy Resource  |  May 13, 2013

Use this sample letter as a guide for contacting your senators and representatives to ask them to support a funding level of $1.4 billion in FY 2014 for homeless veterans programs. You can also use this letter to invite your senator or representative to tour your program or meet with you while he or she is in the district for an upcoming congressional recess.

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Advocacy Resource  |  May 13, 2013

These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of $1.4 billion for homeless programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs in FY 2014.

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Advocacy Resource  |  April 4, 2013

This set of talking points on key issues can easily be customized with state or local data. Topics include Interagency Coordination;  Using TANF for Homeless Assistance; and Medicaid Health Homes for Homeless Populations.

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