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Harvey has come, but the Congressional storm awaits. Take action on both.
Harvey has come, but the Congressional storm awaits. Take action on both.
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August 31, 2017 | Volume 21, No. 9 | Archives
When it Rains, It Pours—Literally and Figuratively
This week we are dedicating our Mobilizer to the Health Care for the Homeless Community in Texas and Louisiana, which is battling Hurricane Harvey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many people who were already without homes, those whose homes are now lost or are in jeopardy, and the many, many people who are working to save lives and assist those in need. As we all know well, natural disasters can be traumatizing events. Our work continues…
Next week Congress will return to Washington after a month-long recess, and we’ll be met with a deluge of issues, to include more on health reform, tax reform, budget decisions, and a possible government shutdown. Get ready. For our August issue, we’ve compiled a reading list of articles and resources to catch you up and prepare you for the coming months.
The Literal Storm: Hurricane Harvey
The Figurative Storm: When Congress Returns
From the Administration
  • HHS: What’s so Great about Health CentersHHS Secretary Tom Price acknowledges the value of Health Centers and features Peak Vista in Colorado Springs, CO and Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C. Congrats to our members who hosted these HHS officials at their site!
  • USICH: Strengthening the Federal Strategic PlanIt's time again for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to revise and strengthen the federal plan. Follow the link to learn more and submit your recommendations on the actions needed to prevent and end homelessness.
Recommended Reading (HUD, Single-Payer, & the Opioid Epidemic)
New Publications
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Regina Reed, MPH
National Health Policy Organizer
National HCH Council
Baltimore, MD
(443) 703-1337 
Take Action!
This month we’re featuring action alerts from our partners at the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the National Association of Community Health Centers.
Take Action Immediately on the Health Center Primary Care Funding Cliff 
We are one month away from the Health Center Funding Cliff becoming a reality. If Congress fails to act to fix the cliff before September 30th – the Health Center Program will face a 70% reduction in funding. Call your representatives and let them know about the vital services your health center provides to the most vulnerable in your community.
Contact Your Reps
Take Action on the Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2017 
The Act, introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), calls for modest reforms to the Mortgage Interest Deduction, a $70 billion tax expenditure largely benefitting America's highest-income households. The Act would provide new tax relief to millions of lower-Income homeowners and would reinvest more than $241 billion in savings over 10 years into affordable housing for people with the greatest needs. Contact your representative regarding the Act.
Take Action
Register for Our Fall Training Symposium  
Our day-long Symposium on Wednesday, October 4, in Nashville, TN, is designed to bring together administrative leaders, clinicians, medical respite care providers, consumers, researchers, and others who are interested in learning more about how to navigate current challenges, connect with others doing this work to share best practices, and take home strategies to improve care.
Learn More & Register
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National Heatlh Care for the Homeless Council
PO Box 60427 | Nashville, TN 37206 US
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