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Policy and Advocacy

Join THN as an Advocate and Support Our Work

Your support is crucial to THN’s ongoing advocacy. By becoming an advocate, you will participate in a statewide dialogue about laws and proposed bills, funding opportunities, and community efforts to end homelessness. By investing in THN, advocates directly help to create policies to end homelessness in Texas.

$20 – Ally
Receive a digital toolkit and information about homelessness in Texas as well as receive regular communication about THN’s statewide initiatives.

$50 – Advocate
Advocates have the opportunity to assist with creating our legislative agenda and educating lawmakers on policies that will improve the lives of Texans experiencing homelessness.

$75 – Supporter
Supporters have the opportunity to participate in committees and task forces.

$100 – Champion
Champions have the opportunity to register at member rate for THN annual conference.

Each level includes the benefits of the previous level.

Become an Advocate

During the Texas Legislative Session year (every odd year), THN hosts Homelessness Awareness Day (HAD) at the Capitol. Advocates from around the state meet at the Capitol for a briefing on legislative priorities, followed by meetings with their legislators. This is an opportunity to discuss our public policy priorities and update our senators and representatives on housing and homeless services in their community.

2019 Homelessness Awareness Day

When:   Thursday, April 4
Time:     9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and briefing begins at 9:30 a.m.
Where:  Texas State Capitol, Capitol Extension Auditorium

Not sure how non-profit agencies can participate in Homelessness Awareness Day? Read the article below.
Nonprofits and Lobbying Article

HAD Materials
View the recorded webinar for the March 20th Advocacy 101 Training
View the recorded webinar for the March 20th Prep Session
HAD Prep Session Slides
Download the Updated 2019 THN Legislative Priorities
Download the HAD Leave-behind Infographics

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