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Policy Priorities


As part of the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Hill Day held each July in Washington, D.C., THN visits members of congress to advocate for funding of programs designed to provide the necessary support communities need to end homelessness.  Our focus areas include:

Funding for Homeless Programs

Funds are allocated to federal programs in the budget Congress passes each year. This includes housing and homelessness programs.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants

HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants provide a significant source of federal funding for local, regional, and state homeless service programs through the Continuum of Care (CoC) process.

Learn more about McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants

SAMHSA Homeless Services

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within Health and Human Services (HHS) provides funding for programs such as Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access, and Recovery).

VA Homeless Programs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs that assist veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Programs include HUD-VASH (VA Supportive Housing) and HUD-SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families).

Visit HUD Exchange for more information on HUD Homelessness Assistance Programs.

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