Federal government advocacy for 7 Million Homes
The solution to homelessness is homes. It really is that simple. Our local area and our country as a whole need to provide enough decent, basic housing affordable to all income levels. Once people are housed, they can work on the issues that precipitated their homelessness. We have many examples of successful Housing First programs. We need 7 million more affordable homes across the country to bring back enough housing for the lowest income Americans.
Please contact all three of our legislators separately, but you can use the same letter/email or phone message content for each.
Senate:All of us in Washington State are represented by two senators:
House of Representatives:All of us are represented by one House Congressperson who varies depending on where we live.
Click here to get contact info for your House Representative or call the Congressional switchboard at 877.210.5351
Sample email, fax or letter. Please use your own voice and life or work experiences as you write to help our legislators understand the seriousness of our homeless and affordable housing issues. Your voice is powerful.
Dear Honorable ___________ (Name of your Senator or Representative)
I’m writing to thank you for all that you do to make Washington State an excellent place to live, work, play, raise our families and retire… for some.
However, as you know, while business is booming in parts of our state, homelessness is growing. Many of our hard-working low-income families, seniors, veterans and disabled folks cannot afford homes where they work and have access to the services they need.
The market is not taking care of me (and/or people I know) in ________ (where you live or work, Seattle, Tacoma , Everett, etc. Explain the shortfall you have witnessed.)
The solution to homeless is homes. The federal government has the duty and the ability to provide the necessary housing for Americans with the least income. We need 7 million homes to fill the gap and really solve homelessness.
We know that you care about all of us and are a proud member of our community. Until we have more affordable homes, homelessness will continue to grow and that is something none of us can be proud about.
Thank you for your dedicated service to us and to our great state.
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