Nearly 50 Mayors, Led by LA Mayor Bass, to Fly-In to DC to Meet with White House, Congress

Washington, D.C. – Next week, nearly 50 mayors from across the country will be in Washington, DC to press policymakers on the need to strengthen the federal-city partnership to address the housing and homelessness crisis. On Monday and Tuesday, the bipartisan group, being led by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Chair of USCM’s Task Force on Homelessness, will be meeting with White House officials and members of Congress about the issue, which mayors have identified as their top concern. The delegation will push to expand veteran eligibility for housing vouchers so that veterans don’t have to choose between their benefits and housing eligibility. They will also advocate for increased funding for housing choice vouchers and a cap for project-based vouchers.

While in Washington, mayors will appear at a press conference on Tuesday, April 30th at 1PM. The event will take place at the House Triangle, on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

To interview mayors or for any questions: Please contact Sara Durr at [email protected] for more information on interview opportunities with members of the USCM delegation.


Press Conference on Housing and Homeless with American Mayors


Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve, USCM President

Los Angeles (CA) Mayor Karen Bass, USCM Task Force on Homelessness, Chair

Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor David Holt, USCM 2nd Vice President

Toledo (OH) Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, Chair, USCM Committee on Community Development and Housing

Additional Mayors from across the country


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

1 pm ET


House Triangle, U.S. Capitol