How System Modeling Can Help Build a Stronger Response to Homelessness

Local homelessness services systems comprise a series of interconnected interventions. System modeling can help a community “right-size” each component to address peoples’ actual needs and... Continue Reading →

The Hometown of Independence, Philadelphia Continues the Tradition for Our Veterans

The partnership between HUD, VA, the City, and an array of nonprofit providers that helped Philadelphia provide housing opportunities to more than 2,000 Veterans had to turn its attention to... Continue Reading →

Summer Council Meeting Shines a Spotlight on Needs and Opportunities in Rural Communities

On July 19, representatives from our 19 member agencies convened for our summer Council meeting.

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A Personal Reflection on the Role I Must Play to Help Advance Racial Equity

Director of Finance and Administration Darren Franklin reflects on his role in advancing racial equity within USICH and across his sphere of influence.

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How to Start Addressing Racial Disparities in Your Community

These considerations and resources may be used for communities' efforts to address racial disparities in the work to end homelessness.

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The Value of Lived Experience in the Work to End Homelessness

A fellow at a Washington, DC, non-profit shares the value in centering people with lived experience in the work to prevent and end homelessness.

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Systems Change: Addressing Racial Disparity by Putting Theory into Practice

We explore how lessons learned from anti-racist initiatives may be used to inform and guide systems change efforts to address the over-representation of people of... Continue Reading →

Extending our Successes with Diversion to Help Families Quickly Exit Homelessness

A pilot program in Washington State explores ways that diversion techniques can  be applied to help families exit homelessness quickly, safely and simply.

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Coalition Brings Together Partners to Reduce Homelessness Among American Indians/Alaska Natives

American Indians/Alaska Natives are disproportionately affected by homelessness, yet they are least likely to be referred to or accepted into housing programs. Colleen Ecohawk, Director of the Chief... Continue Reading →

Rural Communities and the 100-Day Challenges on Youth Homelessness: What Comes Next?

After 100-Day Challenge to build a better coordinated community response, rural communities focus on strategies for sustainability.

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