Congressman Bruce Vento served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1971-1976 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977-2000. He was well-known for his work advocating for people experiencing homelessness. Congressman Vento was the original author of what was to become the McKinney-Vento Act, the first significant federal legislative response to homelessness. The original act included programs like the Continuum of Care, Supportive Housing, Shelter Plus Care, and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program. Congressman Vento was committed to working on behalf of people experiencing homelessness until he passed away in 2000.
In honor of Congressman Vento, please help us recognize the efforts of an outstanding individual who provides services and housing to people in need. MCH board, staff members, and award recipients from the past 10 years are not eligible. The winner of this year’s award will be recognized at the 2019 Annual Conference in Rochester, MN on September 17 &18.
Join us and register here: www.mnhomelessconference.org