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

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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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Treasury, IRS Launch New Tool to Help Non-filers Register for Economic Impact Payments

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally... Continue Reading →

Executive Director Robert Marbut Provides Testimony to President’s Commission on Law Enforcement

On Wednesday, April 1, the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice held a teleconference related to social problems impacting public safety. The... Continue Reading →

Shared Housing – An Effective, Rapid, and Solution-Based Housing Option

Scaling shared housing could allow us to expand our crisis response with additional rapid and solution-based housing options.

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