USICH is in the process of creating a new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

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Responding to the Growing Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness and Encampments 

Solving homelessness for people living unsheltered, in encampments, and in vehicles is one of the most challenging issues facing many communities. It was a public health crisis even before... Continue Reading →

HUD Doubles Funding for the Eviction Protection Grant Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced an additional $20 million for its Eviction Protection Grant Program, which doubles the amount allocated when it launched ... Continue Reading →

HUD Awards Additional $1.4M in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded more than $1.4 million in housing assistance for young people who are transitioning out of foster care and at... Continue Reading →

Biden Announces New Actions, and Urges Congress, to Make Housing More Affordable

Housing is one of the largest costs for Americans, and the shortage of housing in this country is one of the largest drivers of inflation. Today, the... Continue Reading →

“Homelessness Is Not Just an Urban Issue”: USICH Visits Seattle to Meet With City and Suburban Mayors

This week, USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet and Regional Coordinator Katy Miller traveled to Seattle to meet with people experiencing homelessness as well as the providers and public officials... Continue Reading →

FEMA Wants Your Feedback on Pandemic Public Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program is seeking public feedback, through May 24, on a draft policy that will establish deadlines and cost-sharing application related to... Continue Reading →

Apply Now for Emergency Food and Shelter Funding for the Southern U.S. Border

On April 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocated $150 million to the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

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USICH Visits Houston to Witness 62% Drop in Homelessness

This week, USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet and Regional Coordinator Tamara Wright traveled to Houston, where the city and surrounding counties of Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery have been... Continue Reading →

New VA White Paper on Effective HUD-VASH Contracting

The VHA Homeless Programs Office published a new white paper called “Effective Practices in HUD-VASH Contracting: An Innovative Practice in VHA Homeless Program Operations.” 

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VA Vows to House 38,000 Veterans Experiencing Homelessness in 2022

Between 2010 and 2020, the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness was cut in half. Unfortunately, that progress has stalled since 2016. 

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