This is an excerpt of All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. Read the full plan at


This plan builds upon the successes and strengths of previous USICH plans as well as the work of our partners at the federal, state, and local levels.

USICH would like to thank the thousands of people across the country—including staff from local, state, and national agencies and organizations; community volunteers; advocates; and the more than 500 people with past and current experiences of homelessness—who provided their time and expertise to ensure this plan reflects a diversity of perspectives. Their continued counsel and partnership will be necessary for action and implementation.

USICH would also like to thank the 19 federal agencies* that make up the council as well as the White House Domestic Policy Council, each bringing its own perspectives and priorities to the plan:

  • AmeriCorps
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • U.S. Department of Education (Education)
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Department of Interior (Interior)
  • U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) 
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
  • General Services Administration (GSA) 
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
  • Social Security Administration (SSA) 
  • U.S. Postal Office (USPS) 
  • White House Office on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (FBNP)

Special thanks to consultants Colleen Echohawk, Norweeta Milburn, Rhie Azzam Morris, and Jama Shelton, who partnered with USICH by sharing their expertise and unique lenses to the development of this plan—and to designers David Dupree and Malcolm Jones of Abt Associates for designing the plan.

For more information on how this plan was created, read Appendix A.


*USICH’s federal collaboration is not limited to the 19 agencies that make up the council. USICH also engages with other agencies and offices, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, White House Council on Native American Affairs, and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.