Thanks to the National Alliance to End Homelessness for this action alert – and thanks for taking a minute to be counted:
Congress is now deciding how to fund the federal government for next year’s budget in a process known as appropriations. It’s essential for advocates to take action now to ensure that significant investments in homeless services stay in the proposed bill.
Additional background info:
In July, the Senate released its bipartisan “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD), and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill.” This legislation has several key components including:
- an increase in funding for Homeless Assistance Grants (HAG) by $275 million, totaling $3.9 billion compared to Fiscal Year (FY) 23, and
- an increase in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) totaling $31.7 billion. This is a $1.5 billion increase compared to FY 23. The TBRA funding will also cover an additional 4,000 incremental units dedicated to youth aging out of foster care and veterans.
The Senate needs to know that these heightened investments allow our most vulnerable community members to get off the streets and into housing.