In the potential absence of federal appropriations, neither USICH nor USICH.gov would be operational. Read more about our shutdown guidelines.
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is the only federal agency solely dedicated to solving homelessness. We have the collective power of 19 federal agencies that make up the USICH Council. It is led by Executive Director Jeff Olivet, Council Chair and VA Secretary Denis McDonough, and Vice Chair and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra.
According to stakeholders, without USICH, “the sense of a shared vision would weaken, as would the momentum to tackle the difficult work ahead.” In the decade since we released our first federal strategic plan, homelessness had dropped roughly 10% overall, 50% among veterans, and 30% among families.