H.RES.582, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that children have a right to adequate housing, was introduced into the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Maxine Waters on June 25, 2009.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, hundreds of thousands of American children will be homeless over the course of a year and millions more are living in substandard, overcrowded, or precarious situations, placing them at heightened risk of illness, serious injury, hunger, and educational delay. H. Res. 582 is a reminder that an unacceptably large number of children and youth in the country experience homelessness every year and calls for the creation and development of programs at the federal, state, and local levels to address the housing needs of low-income children and youth at risk of becoming homeless.
We, the undersigned, support H.RES.582, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that children have a right to adequate housing.
Furthermore, we encourage our congressional representatives to support and co-sponsor H.RES.582 to ensure its swift passage.
The Children have a right to adequate housing: Support H.RES.582 petition to Social Justice Activists was written by Susie Shannon and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.