Congresswoman Moore and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) led 148 of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to the Appropriations Committee calling for $3.6 billion in funding in FY 22 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants (HAG) program.

“I am proud that Milwaukee County is a national leader in addressing homelessness, but I know that work still lies ahead for the county, city, and country. Too many families, individuals, and young people are struggling to keep a roof over their heads which is why federal investments, such as in the McKinney-Vento programs, continue to be vital.

Before the pandemic, many people faced housing insecurity, and these struggles have only worsened for many. McKinney-Vento programs provide comprehensive care and outreach that helps people get back on their feet, including job training and health care and access to stable housing. I join my colleagues to push to ensure that we adequately fund this program and reaffirm its potential to have a transformative impact on our communities and bring us closer to our shared goal of ending homelessness once and for all.”

Read the full text of the letter here.

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