Beacon Citizens are disappointed, to say the least: The 2016 session ended May 23 with NO funding for housing in the bonding bill.
It is still possible but seems increasingly unlikely the Governor will call a special session to work on and pass a bonding bill.
Other news to report
Funding for the Homeless Youth Act, one of our advocacy priorities, is part of the supplemental budget awaiting Governor Dayton's signature: $33,000 in 2017 funds, and $2.9 million for 2018-2019. We're encouraged to see funding included, and will keep working for adequate supportive services for youth.
While we're disappointed that a bonding bill didn't pass during session, we know that our work isn't over. As Beacon Citizens and congregations, we'll continue to be a powerful voice calling for action, and we know that our work will carry on into future campaigns. Thank you for stepping up for people who need a place to call home.
On Twitter? So are we @BelieveInHome - and you can use these hashtags when you share about your advocacy: