Achieving an End to Chronic Homelessness: How the Final Definition Will Help

This morning, HUD published the final definition of chronic homelessness. This definition gets us closer to the originally intended target population-people with high service needs and disabilities who, if... Continue Reading →

Final Chronic Definition Adds Flexibility, Inclusiveness, and Specificity

HUD has issued a final rule on the definition of chronic homelessness. The University of Pennsylvania's Dennis Culhane walks us through the reasoning behind the changes and explains... Continue Reading →

Sustaining our Data-Driven Focus: Findings and Implications of Recent Data Releases

Data can help drive progress - if we use it well and wisely. That's true for communities and it is true for the multiple interagency working groups USICH... Continue Reading →

How Data is Ending Chronic Homelessness in Maine

The state of Maine found that many individuals experiencing chronic homelessness frequented shelters several months at a time, bouncing between providers yet not appearing "chronic" to any... Continue Reading →

We Can Break the Cycle of Homelessness and Criminal Justice System Involvement

For too many people, the experience of homelessness involves police encounters, lockups, courts, or jail and prison cells as much as it does shelter beds. Some people are caught... Continue Reading →

Proving the Case that We Can and Must End Homelessness

Veterans Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices our service members have made for us, and what we owe them for that sacrifice. I think I speak... Continue Reading →

Federal Agencies Set a Path to End Homelessness among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Earlier this month, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and seven other Federal agencies signed an historic memorandum of understanding to implement strategies that set a path to... Continue Reading →

First Lady Michelle Obama Releases Video Encouraging Landlords to Help End Veteran Homelessness

First Lady Michelle Obama released a video to landlords today encouraging them to help communities across the country end Veteran homelessness.

“You all have the power... Continue Reading →

Council Confronts Racial Disparities in Homelessness, Reducing Criminal Justice System Involvement

On October 21, our Chair, Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, convened the quarterly meeting of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. At the meeting, Council members confronted important... Continue Reading →

Federal Partners Announce Availability of Program Support for State Medicaid-Housing Agency Partners

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with national... Continue Reading →