SUBJECT: Sign on to Dear Colleague Letter in Support of FY 22 Funding for Homeless Children and Youth
TEXT: I urge you to sign on to a Dear Colleague letter before April 26th that requests that the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies provide strong funding for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program in order to meet the unprecedented need for safe and stable housing and supportive services for children and youth experiencing homelessness, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, child and youth homelessness was at record levels and the need has only increased. The RHYA and EHCY programs effectively address the needs of child and youth homelessness. Research has demonstrated the widespread prevalence of unaccompanied youth and young adult homelessness, and with the continued growth in family homelessness, it is time for Congress to strongly fund programs such as RHYA and EHCY.
To sign this important letter today or if you have any questions, please contact Katy Rowley with Rep. Yarmuth (Katy.Rowley@mail.house.gov; 202.225.5401), Jill Hunter-Williams with Rep. Davis (Jill.Hunter-Williams@mail.house.gov; 202.225.5006), or Rachel Pearce with Rep. Bacon (Rachel.Pearce@mail.house.gov; 202.225.4155)