U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro visited Sasha Bruce Youthwork on Monday, June 20th to see firsthand how communities are working to end youth homelessness. Senator Collins and Secretary Castro share a commitment to putting an end to homelessness.
Watch a video of Sasha Bruce Executive Director Debby Shore facilitate conversation among these federal officials and young people who offer ideas on how to improve systems of care across the country: https://www.facebook.com/SecretaryCastro/videos/vb.1531099837103228/1759778824235327/?type=2&theater
This May, under Chairman Collins’ leadership, the Senate passed the bipartisan appropriations bill that provides essential funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development by a vote of 89 to 8. This overwhelmingly bipartisan bill included $2.3 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants and $40 million for grants targeted to providing comprehensive and coordinated solutions to youth homelessness.
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