The Council

Our Council meets four times a year to advance federal collaboration and coordination. In between Council meetings, USICH convenes interagency working groups focused on key issues and activities. These meetings all focus on identifying high-impact strategies and aligning efforts to achieve the goals of Opening Doors.

Our Council, which includes the heads of our 19 federal member agencies, elects a Chair and Vice Chair annually from among its members. Our immediate past Chair was the Secretary of Health and Human Services, with the Secretary of Education serving as Vice Chair.


Read about our recent Council meetings

December 2016: Council Comes Together for Final Meeting of the Administration, Reviews Progress and Work Ahead

October 2016: Council Discusses Sustaining Momentum, Planning for Incoming Administration

July 2016: Council Moves Forward on Developing Interagency Data Model on Youth Homelessness, Discusses Regional Engagement Strategies

April 2016: Focus on Strategies to Increase Momentum on Ending Chronic Homelessness, Drive Action on Youth Homelessness

December 2015: Focus on Preventing and Ending Family Homelessness

October 2015: Focus on Racial Disparities and Criminalization

July 2015: Focus on Youth and American Indian/Alaska Native Homelessness

April 2015: Focus on Veterans and Families