On April 1, the Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 2001) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA).

This bipartisan legislation corrects long-standing flaws in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homeless assistance for children, youth, and families.

Take Action to Support HCYA

1. Urge your U.S. Representative to sign-on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 2001.

  • Call your U.S. Representative’s office and ask for the person who handles housing. Tell them why you support HCYA, and urge the U.S. Representative to sign on. Ask for the staff’s email address to send a follow-up email. Contact information may be found here.
  • Write a letter to your U.S. Representative. Fax it or deliver it to your U.S. Representative’s local office. You can download this sample letter in Microsoft Word and personalize it with local or state information. Contact information may be found here.

2. Sign your organization on as a supporter of HCYA here.

3. Spread the word to community partners, colleagues, and others. HCYA Social Media Toolkit.

Get the facts about the Homeless Children and Youth Act, including frequently asked questions, the full text of the legislation, and a list of supporters.

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