What It Means to End Homelessness

As I come to the end of my first week as Interim Executive Director of USICH, I am acutely aware that there are only 11 months to reach our goal... Continue Reading →

Adding Up an End to Homelessness: What Einstein Can Tell Us About Achieving Our Goals

On January 7, 2015, New Orleans announced that it had achieved an end to homelessness among Veterans. In doing so, New Orleans has become the first major city in the... Continue Reading →

The True Youth Count Toolkit: A Resource for Your PIT Count

It’s January again, and that means many of you are gearing up for your community’s annual Point in Time (PIT) Count. PIT counts are conducted... Continue Reading →

The Work in New Orleans has been Transformative, and It Urges All of Us Forward

I was so honored to be in New Orleans yesterday, to celebrate what for me, is the biggest accomplishment to date in our fight to end homelessness among Veterans... Continue Reading →

New Orleans Ends Veteran Homelessness One Year Ahead of Goal

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, joined by USICH Executive Director Laura Zeilinger, announced that the City of New Orleans has effectively ended Veteran homelessness, answering the call of First Lady... Continue Reading →

Engaging Youth, the Next Generation Working to End Homelessness

I was eight or nine when the idea of working with people experiencing homelessness first crossed my mind. It had been a long day and some relatives and I... Continue Reading →

Our Chief Labor Is the Building of Homes

As the year draws to a close, I am struck by how far we have come in our effort to end homelessness.  2014 has indeed been a historic year.<... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned from Developing Coordinated Entry Systems: Richmond and Los Angeles

All across the country, communities are developing coordinated entry systems to streamline and facilitate access to appropriate housing and services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.  In the... Continue Reading →

Developing Local Coordinated Entry Systems is Hard but Necessary Work

One of the most important recent developments from our work to end homelessness is the recognition that the impact of evidence-informed models like permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing... Continue Reading →

Multifamily Owners Steps Up To End Homelessness in Massachusetts

In 2012, the number of families experiencing homelessness living in the shelter system in Massachusetts had increased significantly. As a shelter entitlement State, Massachusetts law provides immediate access to... Continue Reading →