Action Alert: Critical Homelessness Funding at Risk

Action Alert: Critical Homelessness Funding at Risk

January 14, 2020

Your Action is Needed TODAY

The Wisconsin State Senate will meet in session during the week of January 20th, providing Republican leadership an opportunity to bring the bi-partisan “Hand and a Home” package of homelessness bills to the floor. These bills were the product of former Governor Walker’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, Chaired by Lt. Gov Kleefisch; included in Governor Evers budget; set aside by Joint Finance Committee; and approved by the State Assembly.

Yet, while over 18,000 Wisconsin children and youth have been identified as homeless across the state and while rural, urban, and suburban communities alike struggle to meet the demands of emergency shelter, $7.5 million of desperately needed state homeless funding has been held up.

Please make two phone calls TODAY:
• Call Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (608-266-5660) and urge him to bring the homeless bills to the floor.
• Call your Senator, urging them to support the bills and to contact Sen. Fitzgerald requesting he bring the bills to the floor. Call the State Legislative Hotline to be connected to your Senator: 1-800-362-9472