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Thursday, March 4, 2021

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U.S. Bishops Committee Chairmen Issue Varying Responses to President Biden's Policy Changes

USCCB Chairmen have issued numerous statements regarding executive actions by the Biden Administration.  To date, statements have commended actions related to COVIDImmigration, Food and Housing, Racism, Peace, and Care for Creation. Serious concerns have been raised regarding policies and statements related to Abortion and Marriage and Family Life.

Double Jeopardy: The Coronavirus & Homelessness in Ohio

Report Shows Need For Additional Focus on Persons Who Are Homeless

Barbara Poppe, former executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and author of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio's (COHHIO) new report, "Double Jeopardy: The Coronavirus & Homelessness in Ohio," pointed out pending concerns:
 

- 79 percent of regional homeless system leaders said they can't provide the financial assistance necessary to reduce admissions and minimize overcrowding in shelters.

- 87 percent said they don't have sufficient space to isolate and quarantine clients with symptoms of COVID-19.

- 71 percent said they don't have enough sanitation and hygiene supplies on hand to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

- 65 percent said they have reduced services for people experiencing homelessness due to the loss of staff and volunteers.

Ohio House Considers State Budget: HB 166

Action expected by early May

HB 166: State Budget
House Budget Language
Governor's Proposal
LSC Analysis



Catholic Conference of Ohio Budget Backgrounders

Health and Human Services
Defend and Protect Human Life
Promote Care for Creation
Support Families Who Choose Catholic Schools

Catholic Conference of Ohio Page on the State Budget

Federal Budget Should Build Toward Common Good, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen

After the Trump Administration released its federal budget proposal, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, and the Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed deep concerns about many of the priorities outlined in the blueprint, and called on Congress to "ensure a budget for our country that honors our obligations to build toward the common good."

Resources on Housing and Homelessness

USCCB Resources on Housing

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Save the Dream Ohio Initiative: Ohio Foreclosure Prevention Program

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