Rumi, then a 12-year-old boy with plenty of experience of homelessness, offered compelling testimony at the Congressional hearing in 12/12.
HEAR US facilitated his appearance. He and Diane were later asked to be on CNN to speak about this issue.
7/15 - Congress is debating key legislation that affects homeless families/youth.
NAEHCY's legislative update is the best spot for more info.
(1/15) Definition of "homelessness" issue heats up AGAIN2 in Congress!
Back in 2012, (now retired) Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL) sponsored the legislation to align HUD's definition of homelessness with other federal departments, including the US Department of Education's McKinney-Vento bill, heavily modeled after the IL Education for Homeless Children Act, aka Charlie's Bill.
HEAR US collaborated with other national organizations on advocacy efforts, and participated in the Congressional hearing.
An even better piece of legislation is now being considered, with an expanded network of organizations and agencies supporting this essential legislation.
Diane blogs on this issue on a regular basis. Another good reason to follow her on Facebook!
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