NLIHC joined national partners in a letter sent on August 6 to Senate Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) urging the inclusion of $11.5 billion for HUD’s Homeless Assistance programs in the next coronavirus relief package.
Coronavirus poses a significant threat to people experiencing homelessness, who are less able to engage in the preventative measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and more likely to have underlying health conditions that make the virus particularly dangerous. The additional funding is necessary to ensure people experiencing homelessness are able to access safe shelter and housing in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Read the letter at: https://tinyurl.com/yy4lhbqx
Read NLIHC’s full recommendations to Congress at: nlihc.org/responding-coronavirus