This week, the House Appropriations Committee moved forward the spending bill that funds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD subcommittee) and released proposed spending levels for U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS subcommittee). A summary of the funding levels of the programs we advocate for are included below.
In addition, both of these bills include Community Project Funding (the new earmarks) requests that they have chosen to move forward. We are delighted to see youth homelessness-specific project funding requests included and hope they will be funded in the final spending bill for FY22.
NN4Y continues to advocate for increased funding for programs targetted specifically to youth:
- $300 million for the HHS Runaway and Homeless Youth Act program
- $300 million for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program
- $100 million for the HUD Youth Homeless Demonstration Program
- $50 million for HUD Youth Vouchers
House FY22 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (117th Congress)
House FY22 Departments of Transportation, and House and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Bill (117th Congress)
The economic consequences of the pandemic have most keenly impacted BIPOC youth and low-income families. Our budget requests would ensure that our young people are seen and served and not ignored in our national response to recover from the pandemic.