NAHRO Board Passes Resolution on Homelessness
At the Board of Governors meeting on October 11 in San Antonio, Texas, NAHRO leadership passed the following resolution on homelessness:
“NAHRO members are deeply concerned about growing homelessness in America. Homelessness is experienced by families and individuals across the country in urban, rural, and suburban communities, and just as characteristics of the people who are experiencing homelessness vary, so do the federal and locally-driven solutions to help shelter them.
Many public housing authorities and community development agencies have worked aggressively to develop effective programs and solutions in partnership with state and federal partners. NAHRO members want to ensure that homelessness strategies are data-driven and focused on local need. New homelessness policy proposals and strategies must not negatively impact existing programs and solutions, and must reduce the number of individuals vulnerable to homelessness.
To interrupt homelessness, we need all of our tools, all of the time. This is not the time to limit or criticize options, but to encourage local solutions buoyed by federal resources. NAHRO will continue to be actively engaged in the issue and looks forward to working with HUD and others to advance a responsible set of policies.”
NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of nearly 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO's membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.