MCAH Executive Director Leads Capitol Hill Day Visits

Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness

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Earlier this month, MCAH Executive Director, Eric Hufnagel, was in Washington, D.C. for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness. During his trip, he and other homelessness advocates from Michigan visited with Michigan’s elected officials and their staff members, here are his thoughts from the visits.

Capitol Hill Day visits. Within the context a high school field trip to Washington, D.C. it seems kind of cool. Within the context of education/advocacy, it takes on a much a heavier and intimidating character — a level of discomfort that comes with traveling into the unknown.

Huh…really?! Well, that may be overstating it a bit but, for most, the idea of sitting down with an elected official to discuss the issue of homelessness (or any issue for that matter) DOES make them uncomfortable.

For many years, the National Alliance to End Homelessness has encouraged and facilitated meetings with members of Congress in conjunction with its…

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