Our work does not occur within a vacuum. Broad societal forces and legislative policies impact what we do and the families we partner with. To truly impact poverty and increase self-sufficiency, it is important for us to identify policies and legislation that we can effectively support or influence as we carry out our mission of ending homelessness in the most effective way possible. The following report intends to do just that.
We have identified policies that impact our work of ending homelessness at federal, state, and local levels. Regardless of where they originated, most are subject to influence and advocacy at all major levels of government. Further, all of the policies have broad consequences across multiple realms of social service organizations, families, and individuals. Thus, each policy accomplishes a little bit of each of the following, but for the purposes of this report, we have categorized policies into three categories that align with our mission: rehousing, stabilizing, and empowering.
Why it’s important:
Ensuring that children exposed to trauma and other risks receive high-quality education is essential to breaking the cycle of poverty and preventing them from experiencing homelessness as adults. We support:
Why it’s important:
Policies at the local, state and federal levels that positively impact affordable housing opportunities for families experiencing homelessness are central to our policy agenda. We support:
Self-sufficiency is dependent upon working a job with wage that can support a family. We support:
Please read through our full Policy Priorities Guide here and familiarize yourself with policies impacting our work. Ways you can get more involved with our advocacy and policy efforts are included, or you can contact Joshua Chittum, Children's Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.531.6725 for more information.
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