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On July 7, 2011, the Alliance hosted a webinar to go over 2011 Policy Priorities in preparation for Capitol Hill Day visits.

On July 7, 2011, the Alliance hosted a webinar to go over 2011 Policy Priorities in preparation for Capitol Hill Day visits.

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  • 1. Federal Policy Update: 2011 Capitol Hill Day Priorities Capitol Hill Day Materials: www.endhomelessness.org/2011HillDay
  • 2. Today’s Agenda
    • Introduction
    • Federal Policy Environment
    • Capitol Hill Day Logistics
    • Capitol Hill Day Policy Agenda and Timing
    • Appropriations: Update, Talking Points, Action Needed
      • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants
      • Section 8
      • SAMHSA Homeless Services
      • Runaway and Homeless Youth Act
    • Questions
  • 3.
    • Federal Policy Environment
  • 4. Hill Day Logistics
    • Thank you State Captains for organizing Hill Day!
    • Contact Swaroop Vitta, ( [email_address] / 202-942-8259) for info about participating in Congressional visits.
    • Conference “Advocacy Track” Agenda can be found on the Capitol Hill Day Info Page – www.endhomelessness.org/2011HillDay
  • 5. Hill Day Logistics
    • Check in at the Advocacy Information Table (across from Registration)
      • Find out when your state’s prep session is scheduled
      • Get your Capitol Hill Day packet and materials
      • Seated by state Wednesday afternoon
    • Meeting for all State Captain – 8:00 am Thursday
  • 6. Capitol Hill Day Policy Agenda
    • Reflects critical issues being considered AS WE SPEAK
    • Issues we can impact at the time of the conference
    • Issues you have been working on for several months
  • 7. Capitol Hill Day Policy Agenda
    • Several policies are moving forward
    • Prioritizing issues for each meeting is CRITICAL
    • Less issues = more progress
  • 8. Capitol Hill Day Policy Agenda
    • Deciding on an issue:
    • Is your Senator or Representative on a committee considering one of these policies?
    • What have they supported in the past?
    • We can help you find this info!
  • 9. Capitol Hill Day Timing
    • House HUD Appropriations Subcommittee
      • July 14 Mark-Up
    • House HHS Appropriations Subcommittee
      • July 26 Mark-Up
  • 10. Appropriations: McKinney
    • Provide $2.4 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs in FY 2012
    • Latest Update:
    • Final FY 2011 Level: $1.901 billion
    • Administration proposed $2.372 billion for FY 2012 (25% increase)
    • House T-HUD Subcommittee to “mark up” its bill Thursday, July 14
    • Senate T-HUD Subcommittee still drafting its bill
  • 11. Appropriations: McKinney
    • Senate T-HUD and House T-HUD BEFORE bill released:
      • Provide $2.4 billion in FY 2012
    • House T-HUD AFTER bill released:
      • TBD
    • All other Senators
      • Ask T-HUD Chair/RM to provide $2.4 billion
    • All other Representatives
      • Work with appropriators to provide $2.4 billion
  • 12. Appropriations: McKinney
    • Talking Points
    • Homelessness is solvable
    • Local/national need
    • Bipartisan Support
    • These programs work
      • HEARTH Act increased focus even further on proven models.
        • Permanent Supportive Housing
        • Rapid Re-Housing and Prevention
    • Community Impact
  • 13. Appropriations: Section 8
    • Renew all existing Section 8 vouchers, and provide:
    • $75 million for new HUD-VASH vouchers
    • $57 million for the Housing and Services for Homeless Persons Demonstration
    • What is the Demonstration? 7,500 vouchers ($57 m)
    • Chronically Homeless Individuals – Voucher, Medicaid, SAMHSA ($12 m)
    • Homeless and At-Risk Families – Voucher, TANF, Department of Education
  • 14. Appropriations: Section 8
    • Latest Update:
    • FY 2011 budget included $50 million for new HUD-VASH, no $ for demonstration
    • Administration proposed $75 million for HUD-VASH, $57 million for demonstration
    • House T-HUD Subcommittee to “mark up” its bill Thursday, July 14
    • Senate T-HUD Subcommittee still drafting its bill
  • 15. Appropriations: Section 8
    • Senate T-HUD and House T-HUD BEFORE bill released:
      • Renew existing vouchers in FY 2012; provide $75 m for HUD-VASH and $57 m for demonstration
    • House T-HUD AFTER bill released:
      • TBD
    • All other Senators
      • Ask T-HUD Chair/RM to …
    • All other Representatives
      • Work with appropriators to …
  • 16. Appropriations: Section 8
    • Talking Points
    • Affordable housing resources are important to our community.
      • Need
      • Cost-Effectiveness
    • Housing plus services helps end homelessness for veterans, chronically homeless individuals, and homeless and at-risk families.
      • Proven Model
      • Need
  • 17. Appropriations: SAMHSA
    • Provide $100 million for SAMHSA Homeless Services programs in FY 2012, including $12 million for Housing and Services for Homeless Persons Demonstration
    • Latest Update
    • FY 2011 budget included approximately $75 million
    • Administration proposed $89 million
    • House and Senate HHS Subcommittees drafting bills
    • Specific Ask
    • HHS Appropriations Subcommittee members: provide $100 million, including $12 million for the demonstration
    • All other Members of Congress: Ask Chair/RM of HHS Subcommittee to provide $100 million
  • 18. Appropriations: SAMHSA
    • Talking Points
    • Need
      • Need for Housing + Services
    • Cost-Effectiveness
    • Need for Services Dollars
    • HUD/HHS Collaboration
      • Local Interagency Collaboration
  • 19. Appropriations: RHYA Programs
    • Provide $135 million in FY 2012 for RHYA programs, $14 million above the Administration’s request. The increase should include:
      • $3 million for homeless youth incidence study
      • $11 million for the Transitional Living Program to stabilize youth in housing while they work to finish high school
  • 20. Appropriations: RHYA Programs
    • Latest Update
    • FY 2011 budget included $116 million (flat funding)
    • Administration requested $121 million, including $5 million for a demonstration on sexual exploitation
    • House and Senate HHS Subcommittees drafting bills
    • Specific Ask
    • HHS Appropriations Subcommittee members: provide $135 million, including $3 million for an incidence study and $11 million for TLPs
    • All other Members of Congress: Ask Chair/RM of HHS Subcommittee to provide $135 million, including $3 million for an incidence study and $11 million for TLPs
  • 21. Appropriations: RHYA
    • Talking Points
    • Need
    • Success
      • Cost-Efficient
      • Effective
      • Stable Foundation
      • Need for More Data
  • 22. Capitol Hill Day Materials: www.endhomelessness.org/2011HillDay For more information, contact: Amanda Krusemark Swaroop Vitta [email_address] [email_address] 202-942-8256 202-942-8259