A powerful new film from HEAR US premiered on June 6 at a Congressional briefing sponsored by the American Psychological Association, the Child Welfare League of America, the National Center on Housing & Child Welfare, and SchoolHouse Connection. Both the film and the Congressional briefing make a strong case for the Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 1511/S. 611), bipartisan legislation that addresses long-standing flaws in federal homeless policy, and makes it easier for communities to help children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.

“Nowhere to Go: Family Homelessness in America” provides insight into the largely invisible crisis of families experiencing homelessness. The film features parents, children, and youth who share their struggles of life without a home, including the instability and danger of being forced to stay with other people because there is nowhere else to go – situations that prevent them from being considered for HUD homeless assistance. The film also includes insights from school district homeless liaisons and educators.

Take Action Today!

  1. Watch the 8-minute video.
  2. Urge your Members of Congress to sign-on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1511/S. 611.
  3. Sign your organization on to a letter to Congress to show support.
  4. Tweet and share the video, far and wide!

 

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