A Shout Out About the Shutdown

by Janice Elliott January 22, 2019

As the leader of a private foundation, I don’t often opine on the operations of federal agencies.  But as the federal government shutdown begins its fifth week, I, like many Americans, feel like screaming out a window à la Peter Finch in the movie “Network.”

This shutdown is not just the longest. This one seems squarely aimed at hurting people with the least resources and holding them hostage to ideology – whether they are a family with small children waiting at the border or the family next door at risk of losing their home because their federal paycheck or their federal rental assistance has been suspended.

We join with Funders Together to End Homelessness and advocates across the country to call for an end to the shutdown and reverse the damage to our nation’s housing security.

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