Feature: Letters to Congress

National Group Sign-On Letter Urges Congress to Quickly Enact No Less Than American Rescue Plan
February 5, 2021

On February 4th, over 100 national organizations including the Coalition on Human Needs called on the United States Congress to enact swiftly no less than what is called for in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Without speedy and comprehensive action, "...families that could have managed will be pushed into poverty and deaths that could have been avoided due to the pandemic will occur."

CHN letter to all U.S. Senators demands COVID-19 relief
September 25, 2020

CHN on Friday, Sept. 25 sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators demanding COVID-19 relief. It reads in part, "The pandemic has imperiled your constituents’ economic well-being and their health. COVID-19 cases are again rising, and as we enter the colder months, the threat will increase. The moratorium on evictions expires at the end of the year. If you leave now without acting, millions of people, unable to come up with one or more months of unpaid rent, will face eviction."

CHN’s letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend U.S. Census reporting deadlines
August 10, 2020

CHN's letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data for the 2020 Census to April 30, 2021, extend the deadline to transmit state population totals to that date, prohibit the Bureau and the President from sending the relevant data to the Congress in advance of those deadlines, and to allocate $400 million to address Census Bureau operational challenges.


States call for Congress to restore funding for LIHEAP
January 23, 2024

The National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA), representing the state directors of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), reported on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 that the program served 7.1 million households in FY 23 with heating and cooling assistance, the highest number on record. However, millions of households will be cut from the program if Congress does not take action.

CHN Member Groups, Allies Express Support for Bipartisan Child Tax Credit Expansion
January 23, 2024

The following CHN member groups and allies have expressed support for a compromise, bipartisan deal that would expand the Child Tax Credit and lift 400,000 kids out of poverty in the next year alone.

CHN statement: There is still a long way for Congress to go to meet our nation’s needs
January 9, 2024

The Coalition on Human Needs released the following statement on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 in response to the agreement on topline spending reached by Democrat and Republican leadership.