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Advocacy Update  |  November 20, 2014

This Quarterly Report includes an overview of current activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue provides an update on McKinney-Vento appropriations and our current Letter Writing Campaign, quarter three advocacy results, and a 2014 Capitol Hill Day Review. 

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Advocacy Update  |  November 6, 2014

To ensure that the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants receive the Administration's proposed $301 million increase to $2.406 billion, which would allow us to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, Members of Congress will need to hear from YOU about how important these programs are in their states and districts. Please draft letters to your Members of Congress TODAY, and send them starting next Wednesday, November 12!

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Advocacy Update  |  September 3, 2014

Next Week (September 8-12) is National Call In Week! Please call your representatives' and senators' offices and ask them to contact the Chair or Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee and tell them that providing $2.406 billion for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program in FY 2015 is a high priority.

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Advocacy Update  |  July 2, 2014

This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue provides a McKinney-Vento Funding Update, a Veterans Funding Update, and provides information on the upcoming Policy Update Webinar and Capitol Hill Day 2014, as well as Opening Doors' Open Feedback Period.

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Advocacy Update  |  May 7, 2014

The House T-HUD Subcommittee released its FY 2015 funding bill for programs under its jurisdiction. The legislation includes $2.105 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, an unnacceptable funding level that would result in funding cuts to Continuums of Care. Call your Respresentatives' offices TODAY to tell them that McKinney programs NEED MORE MONEY!

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Advocacy Update  |  April 17, 2014

This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue reviews a preview of Capitol Hill Day 2014; quarter one advocacy results; an upcoming congressional briefing; and the release of State of Homelessness in America 2014.  

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Advocacy Update  |  March 12, 2014

Last week, the Administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2015 Budget Proposal, which included $2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants - a 14 percent increase over the final FY 2014 funding level! Participate in our McKinney Letter Writing Campaign to help make this proposal a reality!

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Advocacy Update  |  March 12, 2014

On Thursday, March 6 at 2 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host its annual webinar on the President's fiscal year (FY) 2015 Budget Proposal. The webinar will provide an overview of the federal budget process, an analysis of the President's FY 2015 Budget Proposal, and launch the Alliance's FY 2015 advocacy campaigns.

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Advocacy Update  |  January 22, 2014

On Monday, January 13, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released the final version of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding legislation. The bill includes $2.105 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, a $176 million increase over FY 2013;

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Advocacy Update  |  January 8, 2014

The federal funding process for fiscal year (FY) 2014 is widely expected to come to a close sometime next week. The ongoing final negotiations offer us an opportunity to make one final push for at least $2.26 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in FY 2014.

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Advocacy Update  |  January 8, 2014

This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates through next March, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue reviews: FY 2014 funding negotiations; Upcoming NOFA webinar and advocacy opportunities; State advocacy materials; Second Chance Act reauthorization; and information about joining our advocacy campaign lists. 
 

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Advocacy Update  |  December 2, 2013

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3, is "National HUD Funding Call-In Day!" Join the Alliance and its partners across the country to call your Members of Congress TOMORROW to tell them the negative impacts further funding cuts would have on your communities and the need for more HUD funding! 

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Advocacy Update  |  October 9, 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: The federal government shutdown; Capitol Hill Day 2013; State advocacy issues survey; and Advocacy Success example from the field.  

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Advocacy Update  |  September 24, 2013

On Thursday, September 26 at 3 p.m. ET, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the National Alliance to End Homelessness will co-host a webinar titled "Housing Choice Vouchers: Funding Outlook and Impact on Ending Homelessness." The webinar will cover the funding outlook for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and how upcoming federal budget policy decisions could impact community efforts to end homelessness.

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Advocacy Update  |  September 9, 2013

On Wednesday, September 4 at 3:00 pm ET, the Alliance, in conjunction with CSH, will host a webinar providing participants with an update on where federal funding legislation for HUD programs stands and what opportunities exist to impact the legislation. Join the webinar and learn what you can do to make the biggest impact possible!

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