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Urge Senators to Press for Action on Supportive Housing Legislation
During the week of November 29, 2010, a bipartisan coalition of Senators is expected to press for passage of legislation to promote expanded opportunities for access to permanent supportive housing. The bill, known as the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act (S 1481), is designed to enact long overdue reforms to the HUD Section 811 program, including:
It is critical for all Senators to hear from advocates about the importance of moving S 1481 forward during this current “lame duck” congressional session – before the end of the year. Advocates are strongly encouraged to urge their Senators to support immediate passage of S 1481. All Senators can be reached by calling 202-224-3121. Alternatively, you may e-mail your Senators to urge support of S 1481.
Read additional background information on S 1481.