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Advocacy Update  |  July 30, 2013

Last Tuesday, the Senate advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Senate floor. Now, Senators have been offering amendments to the bill and the full Senate is expected to address those amendments and the legislation in its entirety by the end of the week.

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Advocacy Update  |  July 17, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding legislation earlier this month. The next step in the process is to advance the legislation to the full Senate for approval from the entire chamber. Sen. Mikulski (D-MD), chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, intends for the HUD funding legislation to be a so-called litmus test for the remaining funding bills. The legislation received bipartisan support in the Committee and we must make sure that support extends to the full Senate.

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Advocacy Update  |  June 24, 2013

This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates through September, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue reviews: McKinney-Vento Funding Letter Writing Campaign; Capitol Hill Day 2013; FY 2014 Appropriations Update; and HEARTH Act Technical Fix.

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Advocacy Update  |  June 13, 2013

The President's Budget Proposal called for a 19 percent increase in funding for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs, to $2.381 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2014. However, the President's Budget Proposal is not law, but is meant to guide Congress as it works through the appropriations process. Therefore, we need YOUR help to make this proposal a reality!

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Advocacy Update  |  April 24, 2013

Yesterday, Senator Jack Reed began asking his colleagues in the Senate to join a letter in support of robust funding in fiscal year (FY) 2014 for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as for the joint HUD - Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The deadline for senators to join the letter is TOMORROW, Thursday, April 25.

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Advocacy Update  |  April 22, 2013

The Alliance has joined 650 other organizations in sending a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee to request that they provide as much overall funding as possible to the Appropriations Subcommittee that handles funding for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - known as the T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

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Advocacy Update  |  April 4, 2013

Quarterly Report: Announcements and Recap. This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates. Specifically, this issue reviews: McKinney-Vento congressional sign-on letter circulating; President's FY 2014 Budget Briefing webinar; State of Homelessness in America 2013 report release and webinar;  FY 2013 finalized federal funding summary; Capitol Hill Day 2013 preview; and State-level TANF and Medicaid advocacy tools.  

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Advocacy Update  |  March 11, 2013

Sequestration, the across-the-board spending cuts of slightly more than 5 percent to all security and non-security discretionary programs, went into effect on March 1. These cuts will impact virtually every program within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as many other programs that assist those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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Advocacy Update  |  February 27, 2013

It does not appear that Congress will reach a compromise that will avert the across-the-board spending cuts to all security and non-security discretionary programs, also known as sequestration, scheduled to go into effect this Friday, March 1.

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Advocacy Update  |  January 3, 2013

After countless failed attempts by Congress and the Administration to reach a compromise on the so-called "fiscal cliff" throughout December, on Tuesday, January 1, Congress was able to pass a bipartisan bill that averted or postponed a majority of the provisions and events comprising the fiscal cliff. The bill, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8), was signed into law by the President early this morning.

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Advocacy Update  |  November 26, 2012

This week is "National Sequestration Call-In Week!" Join the Alliance and its partners across the country to call your Members of Congress to tell them the negative impacts sequestration would have on your communities' efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

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Advocacy Update  |  November 8, 2012

Ending homelessness has been a bipartisan goal for many years. We must ensure that as Members take their place in Congress, they understand that their constituents want them to prioritize preventing and ending homelessness in their districts and states. NOW is the time to begin working with your Members-elect to educate them on these important issues and to help them better understand the issue locally.

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Advocacy Update  |  October 1, 2012

This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates through December, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter.

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Advocacy Update  |  September 19, 2012

Sequestration, or the automatic, across-the-board cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, will directly result in thousands upon thousands of people losing their housing assistance, leading to increases in homelessness and a further burden on an already badly strained system.

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Advocacy Update  |  September 10, 2012

Alliance Releases Draft CoC Comments

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