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Engaging Communities through Digital Advocacy

Take action to ensure people experiencing homelessness and those who serve them get the resources they need.
  |  July 25, 2020

The Senate returned to DC on July 20 with a commitment to negotiate and pass the next coronavirus relief funding package. These next two weeks are critically important for our advocacy to ensure our communities have the resources they need to stem the inflow into homelessness and keep our most at-risk neighbors stably-housed. We must take action to continue advocating for:



One way to take action is to participate in a virtual lobby day.

Community Solutions, along with the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC), Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) and other concerned stakeholders and advocates from across the country participated in a Virtual Lobby Day on July 21, 2020. The goal of the day was to urge key Senate targets to take immediate action to ensure housing stability for people experiencing homelessness and the lowest-income renters during and after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Community Solutions organized 4 lobby visits with Senate targets in 4 communities with 25 participants. Community leaders from Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, and Iowa shared with their Senators how critical additional resources are for their most vulnerable populations, advocating for:

Each Senate office stated their commitment to passing another coronavirus relief funding bill and including resources for those most affected by the current pandemic. We will ensure these Senators stay true to their promises. To help us, you can take the following actions:

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We need your help to urge state and local governments to focus on allocating this new funding to protect people experiencing homelessness and homeless system response staff, and to limit inflow into health care and hospital systems.
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The CARES Act includes $12.4 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as an injection of funding for individuals, businesses, states, and local governments.

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