It’s important that citizens speak up to their elected representatives about what is urgent for them. For the Homeless Action Network of Detroit, it’s urgent that we address all the factors that contribute to homelessness.

It’s important that we contact our representation today! If you’re unsure who your Representative is, please use this tool:

If you’re unsure who your senator is, find out here:

Here's What You Can Do:

  1. Call your Representatives' offices TODAY! Ask to speak to the person who handles housing issues. You can find their number by calling the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. 
  2. Use the information in our action alert to choose talking points: what you think is most important to tell them! Include your experiences, your feelings about homelessness, and any concrete numbers you can find.
  3. Be sure to represent yourself correctly
    1. If your job is funded by federal dollars, you MAY NOT present yourself as an employee of your organization.
      1. You may, however, call or email from home and present yourself as a professional in the field.
      2. Find someone else who isn’t federally funded to call/email!
  4. Encourage others to call, too! Please forward this alert to your partners and anyone else interested in ensuring Congress robustly funds homeless assistance and low-income housing programs.
  5. Let us know who you contacted and what they said!