Coronavirus: Find the latest resources on COVID-19.

Counting People Experiencing Homelessness in the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau will send specially trained census takers to count people experiencing homelessness at shelters, soup kitchens, regularly scheduled mobile food vans,... Continue Reading →

Partnering with State Police on Boston’s 2020 Homeless Census

City officials in Boston partnered with law enforcement in January 2020 to count the number of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness in the area.

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A Tribute to Representative John Lewis

USICH honors the life and legacy of Representative John Lewis.

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Resources for National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

The following equity-focused resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) provide communities with ways to support mental healthcare and... Continue Reading →

New Tools from HUD Help Build Equity into Homelessness Response Systems 

COVID-19 has amplified the historic and current racial biases embedded in our systems, processes, and practices. To address those disparities, HUD has published a host of recent resources.

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Homeless Courts: Recognizing Progress and Resolving Legal Issues that Often Accompany Homelessness

The American Bar Association's Commission on Homelessness and Poverty homeless court model is a key tool in responding to the special legal barriers to housing, employment, and stability... Continue Reading →

Summer Council Meeting Reviews Federal Progress on COVID Response Among People Experiencing Homelessness

This year’s summer Council meeting took place on June 16. 

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Newly Validated Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Shelters Released

CCSA, in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, recently released the validated and revised Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Shelters.

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USICH and the Federal Response to Homelessness and COVID-19

USICH has worked with federal partners, direct emergency service providers, local governments, public health systems, health care facilities, and the broader homelessness services system to help reduce the... Continue Reading →

Spring Council Meeting Reviews Early COVID-19 Response and Establishes Charter 

This year, USICH’s Spring Council meeting took place on March 25 via conference call as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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