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Tell Committee on Human Services to Vote NO on Harmful Changes to Shelter and Housing Law!

Action alert from the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless:

On September 20th, the DC Council Committee on Human Services will vote on whether to move forward Mayor Bowser’s bill, the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017. We oppose this bill. Please contact the members of the Committee on Human Services, and tell them to VOTE NO.

You can find the action alert here:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/vote-no-on-homeless-services-reform-amendment-act-of-2017?clear_id=true

In the midst of DC’s affordable housing crisis, this bill…

  • Defines people out of eligibility for housing, emergency rental assistance and homeless services.
  • Demands that homeless families and youth overcome unreasonable bureaucratic barriers to get emergency shelter on freezing nights
  • Puts the health and safety of DC residents at risk, particularly youth and children.
  • Greatly expands the power of shelter and housing providers to put people out.

… and does NOTHING to actually end homelessness.

The bill: http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/38138/B22-0293-Introduction.pdf

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