The White House and USICH recently launched ALL INside, a first-of-its-kind initiative to address unsheltered homelessness. Click to read how.

HUD Awards More American Rescue Plan Funding to Combat Housing Discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an additional $2.4 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) agencies.

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Education Department Approves Every State’s Plan for ARP-HCY Funding

The Department of Education has approved every state's plans for spending the American Rescue Plan-Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) Fund.

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Treasury: Lowest-Income Renters Received 80% of the ERA That’s Been Delivered

The Treasury Department announced that more than 80% of the emergency rental assistance (ERA) that has been delivered went to extremely low-income households at risk of eviction in 2021. It also... Continue Reading →

VA Research Reveals Preferred Homelessness Language Across Populations

The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans conducted surveys on what language people use to describe people experiencing homelessness.

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My Vision for Preventing and Ending Homelessness: A Message From USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet

When I joined the movement to prevent and end homelessness in 1994, the general perception was that homelessness was new, that it was colorblind, and that we would work ourselves... Continue Reading →

Findings—and Limitations—of the 2021 Point-in-Time Count

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on February 4 released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) that outlines findings from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, which surveys the number... Continue Reading →

HUD Relaxes a Spending Deadline for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is relaxing one of the deadlines in Notice CPD-21-08 for recipients to spend the CARES Act's Emergency Solutions... Continue Reading →

USICH Council Advances Federal Strategic Plan and Introduces New Executive Director at February Meeting

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) held its quarterly council meeting—the first with newly-appointed Executive Director Jeff Olivet—on Thursday to discuss the... Continue Reading →

Biden Administration Names New Executive Director of U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

The USICH Council approved Jeff Olivet as the new executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

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Year In Review: How USICH and the Biden Administration Addressed Homelessness in 2021

Over the last year, it has been my honor to serve as the interim executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). We’re the... Continue Reading →