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  • Congressional Homelessness Caucus Holds Briefing on the State of Homelessness in America
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    On Thursday, April 28th, the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, Co-Chaired by Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), hosted a briefing on the state of homelessness in the America. The Caucus was joined by representatives of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, which earlier this month released its annual report, the State of Homelessness in America. The report can be found here: http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/entry/SOH2016. “I was pleased to work... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement regarding National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: “There are thousands of men, women, and children in our country that go without food or shelter every single day. In marking National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, we must remind ourselves that there is much we can do to provide for homeless individuals across this nation. Those in our country who do not have a home or live in poverty deserve to be treated... Read more

  • Hastings Hosts Congressional Briefing on Women and Trauma Informed Care for the Homeless
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, hosted a briefing with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and the National Coalition of the Homeless. The briefing addressed the importance of providing unhoused families with support to address trauma and how trauma-informed care can be an effective model in helping families heal, while combating homelessness. Hastings made the following statement at the briefing: “Homeless... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Public Housing in Broward County
    Posted in Media Advisories on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will hold a town hall meeting with local residents to discuss public housing in Broward County. The meeting is open to the public, and will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at the African-American Research Library, located at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. DETAILS: WHO: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings WHAT: Town Hall Meeting on Public Housing WHEN: Saturday, May 30th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM WHERE: African-American Research Library ... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Recognizing America’s Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing, Veterans

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution recognizing America’s homeless veterans (Please find attached a copy of the resolution): “On any given night, nearly 50,000 veterans sleep in homeless shelters or on the streets. Furthermore, approximately 260,000 veterans use homeless shelters or other services during the course of a year. These courageous men and women have stood up in defense of our freedom, and we owe them more than our gratitude – we owe them our firm commi... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Legislation Addressing Chronic Homelessness Nationwide
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, introduced the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act. This bill would establish a grant program to provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families whose needs are not addressed by traditional affordable housing. (Please find the attached copy of the bill): “The very sad reality is that approximately 84,291 Americans experience chronic h... Read more

  • Reps. Hastings and Johnson Highlight National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    Congressional Homelessness Caucus Co-Chairs Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) made the following statement highlighting National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, which is held the week before Thanksgiving: “This Thanksgiving as many of us prepare to spend the holiday with family let us not forget the millions homeless individuals and families that will go hungry with no home to call their own,” said Congressman Hastings. “Each year, we set aside the week before the T... Read more

  • Congressional Homelessness Caucus Hosts Briefing On Violence Against the Homeless
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Homeless Caucus, Reps. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Eddie Bernice Johnson, in conjunction with the office of Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), hosted an important briefing on violence against the homeless. “Thankfully, we have seen a decrease in the number of homeless Americans in recent years,” said Hastings. “However, those facing homelessness still face real threats from violence. My home state of Florida has long been at the top of the list of states ... Read more

  • **Media Advisory** Congressional Homelessness Caucus to Host Briefing On Violence Against the Homeless
    Posted in Media Advisories on June 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    The Congressional Homelessness Caucus, in conjunction with the office of Congressman John Conyers, will host an important briefing tomorrow on violence against the homeless. The briefing will take place on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM in room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The distinguished panel of speakers will include Susan Sarandon (actress/activist), David Pirtle (Survivor of Violence, National Coalition for the Homeless), and Tom Morgan (Director, Storied Streets). Detai... Read more

  • Congressional Homelessness Caucus Hosts Briefing on Unemployment Insurance
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    Today, the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, co-chaired by Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), hosted a briefing on the impacts of the lapse of emergency unemployment insurance (UI) on families at risk of losing their housing. The participants on the panel included: Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director and Legal Counsel at First Focus; Sharon McDonald, Director for Families and Youth at the National Alliance to End Homelessness; Jerry Jones, Executive Dire... Read more