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1 Federal Policy Update: 2011 Capitol Hill Day Priorities Capitol Hill Day Materials:

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, / ) for info about participating in Congressional Conference “Advocacy Track” Agenda can be found on the Capitol Hill Day Info Page –

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: For more information, contact: Amanda KrusemarkSwaroop Vitta


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