Reauthorization of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Testimony

Reauthorization of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
October 16, 2007

Abstract

Martha Burt, in congressional testimony regarding the reauthorization of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, discussed definitions of homelessness, activities to prevent homelessness, the advisability of a setaside for permanent supportive housing, and the composition of local homeless planning bodies and their relationship to 10-year planning processes. She also addressed what works for whom, accountability, performance outcomes, and incentives.

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