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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


Sep 22, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Sep 21, 2017 Gayle Goedhart
Sep 16, 2017 Linda Stanfill
Sep 15, 2017 Alexandra Smith
Sep 15, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Sep 15, 2017 andres venegas
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 13, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 6, 2017 Victoria Johnson
Aug 19, 2017 Peggy Van Sickle Saving money off the backs and blood that our Military personnel is short-sighted and lacking any form of human decency. These people have fought to keep Americans Free and all they get in return is broken promises, This is totally unfair and unacceptable
Aug 18, 2017 Yolanda Aguilar
Aug 18, 2017 CAROL HENDERSON
Aug 7, 2017 Dawn Shock
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
Aug 7, 2017 Michelle Howland
Aug 3, 2017 Corinne Kissell
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2017 Lisa Garcia
Jul 23, 2017 Carmela Patterson As you do for the least of these, you do it for Me.
Jul 7, 2017 Lesley Thomas
Jul 5, 2017 Lynn Ronconi
Jul 4, 2017 Leslie Low
Jul 4, 2017 Shannon Teel
Jul 1, 2017 Susan Burt
Jun 22, 2017 cheryl wenberg
Jun 19, 2017 Alex Valitov May GOD bless and protect American Veterans in need! Amen
Jun 14, 2017 LARRY HAYES
Jun 14, 2017 J.B. Picot
Jun 14, 2017 Elaine Tokarski
Jun 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 10, 2017 Cassandra Lewis
Jun 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jun 10, 2017 Donna Reynoso-Brand
Jun 10, 2017 Alysa Waring
Jun 10, 2017 Tiffany Howard
Jun 10, 2017 Carol Baker
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 5, 2017 Toby Cardoso
Jun 4, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
Jun 4, 2017 Shashawna Foland
Jun 2, 2017 corine colt
Jun 1, 2017 Lea Faulks
Jun 1, 2017 Robert Morris
Jun 1, 2017 Lora Hamman
Jun 1, 2017 Lora Zeis Our service men and women out theirs lives on the line for us. They deserve nothing but the very best from the country they served, let's give it to them!
May 29, 2017 Karen Sprague

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