Tell the Department of Housing & Urban Development
To Support Safe and Drug-Free Housing
Deadline to sign petition: March 31
For thousands of individuals and families, recovery from addiction is the first step to getting healthy, returning to the workforce and getting back on their feet. Unfortunately, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, through its Housing First approach, penalizes programs for prioritizing sobriety and incentivizes the homeless to stay unemployed. Most programs that require sobriety and job training are losing federal funding. Instead, taxpayer subsidized permanent housing is being offered to active drug users while those seeking a supportive drug-free environment are denied services. Fortunately, Congress and the Administration are listening. They’re waking up to what’s been going on and are ready to act. Your voice is critical to shaping a responsible federal approach to solving family homelessness. Let Congress and HUD know how important a safe and drug-free housing environment is for families and their children to overcoming homelessness by signing the online petition. Congressman Darrell Issa is committed to delivering our concerns to HUD. Thank you!