WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan resolution recognizing November 2020 as “National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month.” This resolution is part of Sinema’s work to combat homelessness, including during the coronavirus pandemic.
 
“Our bipartisan resolution raises awareness and advances our work to end homelessness for Arizona’s children and youth,” said Sinema.
 
Nearly 10,000 Arizonans experience homelessness on a given night; 600 of them are unaccompanied children. Sinema’s bipartisan resolution raises awareness of children and youth experiencing homelessness, the causes of homelessness, and potential solutions.
 
Sinema experienced homelessness and food insecurity as a child. In the U.S. Senate, Sinema has cosponsored legislation to end homelessness—such as the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act, which provides $100 billion to help families pay their rent and utility bills, and the bipartisan Emergency Family Stabilization Act, which provides $800 million to increase resources and housing for Arizona children and families experiencing homelessness. While serving in the U.S. House, Sinema voted for the Homeless Children and Youth Act, which amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to increase assistance to homeless youth and families and better align with local efforts.
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