June 08, 2018

ABA President Hilarie Bass writes letter in support of Homeless Children and Youth Act

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2018 — American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter to Chairman Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) and Ranking Member Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance in the House Committee on Financial Services thanking them for holding the June 6, 2018, hearing concerning H.R. 1511, the Homeless Children and Youth Act. The ABA urges the subcommittee to act favorably on H.R. 1511 so that the bill can be considered by the House and ultimately enacted during this Congress.

The letter expressed the need for the estimated 4.2 million American youth who experience homelessness each year to be provided “an unbroken continuum of care,” with federal programs designed to work that way.

The full text of Bass’ letter can be found here.

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