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Lawmakers put spotlight on youth homelessness

July 16, 2019
In The News

House lawmakers weighed efforts to combat youth homelessness and pushed for more federal funding to address the issue at a hearing on Tuesday before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services.

The hearing, which focused on the difficulties faced by homeless youth and those in their communities working to address their needs, highlighted the bipartisan support for tackling those challenges.

"Our deeper understanding about the causes and factors surrounding youth homelessness demand an updated approach to handling this public health issue," said subcommittee Chairwoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) to open the hearing.