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Congress is trying to cut yet another vital service that is aimed toward combating veteran homelessness. The proposed cuts would affect the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the VA's Supported Housing voucher program — two programs that currently help veterans find and stay in homes.

While our leaders are attempting to cut spending and save money, Congress is neglecting to consider that the cost of veteran homelessness will exponentially overshadow the savings garnered from cutting programs. These proposals are extremely shortsighted.

Though we in America need to find ways to save, taking money away from the health and well being of our veterans is an unacceptable way to do it. Write to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan asking him to oppose these cuts and fight against those proposing them on behalf of our veterans.

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Dear Secretary Shaun Donovan:

Our veterans need your help.

Congress is proposing yet another round of cuts to vital programs that go toward combating veteran homelessness. The proposed cuts would affect the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the VA's Supported Housing voucher program. These two resources are aimed at serving veteran populations that experience mental illness and homelessness by providing them with permanent, affordable housing as well as clinical care and outreach services.

At a meeting with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) in 2009, you said, "Ending the continuing tragedy of homelessness demands thoughtful and focused leadership...The bottom line is that through our combined efforts every man, woman and child in this nation should have access to a safe, affordable place to lay their head at night."

I am writing to see that you deliver on this promise. Now more than ever before is the time to step up in favor of those who have laid down their lives for our country. They deserve to come home and know they'll be taken care of — just as they did for us.

Take a stand for our veterans and see to it these cuts never make it past the Congress floor.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Feb 13, 2018 Kathi Aker
Feb 13, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 13, 2018 Pamela FOSKY
Feb 13, 2018 Elena Knox
Feb 10, 2018 Geniece Medsker
Feb 9, 2018 Beveryn Swaim
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 4, 2018 Kim Knickerbocker
Jan 28, 2018 Catherine Brown
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Jan 25, 2018 Robert Furem
Jan 25, 2018 Robert Ortiz
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Jan 19, 2018 Amy McKeon
Jan 17, 2018 cara frame
Jan 14, 2018 Katie Arritt We need to taker care of our veterans. They have put their lives on the line for us to keep peace in the states they deserve to be taken of for ALL THAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR US.
Jan 14, 2018 Wanda Tappe Our soldiers deserve homes and should NEVER EVER be seen living in squalor on the streets of our country! These men and women should be given jobs and the ability to purchase homes just like anyone else and before any refugee!
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
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Jan 14, 2018 Lucilla Bellucci
Jan 14, 2018 jackie lewthwaite
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Jan 6, 2018 John Moszyk
Jan 6, 2018 Stacey Cannon
Jan 6, 2018 Jerry Day
Dec 28, 2017 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Dec 28, 2017 Lynn Hansen
Dec 22, 2017 Pat Matteson
Dec 11, 2017 A Martin
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 10, 2017 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Dec 7, 2017 Kathy Smith
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Dec 7, 2017 Margaret Erickson
Nov 26, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 17, 2017 Leila Mota
Nov 15, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Nov 15, 2017 Mary Kay Siegel
Nov 15, 2017 Patti Wyatt
Nov 14, 2017 marianne cresci
Nov 13, 2017 P Garbett
Nov 12, 2017 Jutta Scherkowsky
Nov 12, 2017 Sharon Vickery
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is a tragedy.
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 12, 2017 julue wells
Nov 12, 2017 jennifer palladino
Nov 11, 2017 Judy McKinney
Nov 10, 2017 Michelle Oroz
Nov 10, 2017 Donna Padula

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