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Campaign Urges Congress to Include More Housing Resources in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the campaign has actively urged Congress to address housing instability and homelessness.  On April 13, the campaign sent a to congressional leaders with recommendations for what should be included in the next COVID-19 relief package. These recommendations were endorsed by nearly 50 leading national organizations from the campaign’s multi-sector Steering Committee and Roundtable.  Signatories represented a range of organizations from such sectors as education, healthcare, civil rights, faith, criminal justice, food security, municipal governance, child welfare, social work, gender and LGBTQ equity, environmental protection, domestic violence, and more.  The letter calls on Congress to invest in urgent needs which were not fully addressed in the previous relief package (CARES Act), as well as outlines long-term strategies that will promote housing stability during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 27, the campaign also released a press statement to further urge Congress to expand housing and homelessness resources in the next relief package.  The statement features quotes from 20 CEOs and senior leaders of organizations that serve on the campaign’s Steering Committee and Roundtable.  The statement makes the case that, if Congress does not act soon to ensure housing stability during this crisis, the dire consequences will be long-lasting and will spillover into other areas like healthcare, education, and food security.

Finally, the campaign launched a “Take Action” page where individual advocates can send pre-formatted letters to their federal elected officials urging them to include housing resources in the next COVID-19 relief package.  Since its release, advocates have nearly 900 letters to Congress. Please encourage your networks to use this platform to reach out to their federal elected officials. Help us continue the momentum!  To send the letter, simply type in your street address and click “submit,” and your letter automatically goes directly to your senators and representative.

Click Here to Send a Letter to Congress
Click Here to View Campaign’s Press Statement

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