We STILL Believe in Human Rights

Around the country, more communities are working in partnership with the Federal government to develop housing crisis response systems that effectively prevent and end homelessness.

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In Utah, a History of Progress Inspires Greater Action

Many readers have likely heard about the great progress being made toward ending homelessness in Salt Lake and Utah.  Earlier this fall, I had the privilege of joining... Continue Reading →

Youth have a Voice—We Want and Need You to Listen

I think things are beginning to change in this country, both in small, grass roots movements and on a national front sweeping through the country. It’s easier... Continue Reading →

That Person on the Street Could Be You

When we see people who are homeless on our streets and in our parks, and take some time to think about them, we might feel pity, sympathy, annoyance, fear,... Continue Reading →

Medicaid Can Pay for Services for People in Permanent Supportive Housing

Two new documents released by HHS on October 10 make it clear, once and for all, that the services provided in permanent supportive housing can indeed be covered and financed... Continue Reading →

2015: Making a Difference for Youth Experiencing Homelessness – A National Perspective

The 2015 PIT count is an opportunity not only to better count youth, but also to obtain an improved and more nuanced picture nationally and locally of youth homelessness. As... Continue Reading →

As a Grateful Nation, We Must End Homelessness among Veterans

On a single in January 2014, 49,993 Veterans were experiencing homelessness. This Veterans Day, in particular, is a good time to take stock of how our nation cares for the people... Continue Reading →

Council Explores Progress on Ending Homelessness and Federal Action Going Forward

Just ahead of reporting remarkable advancements in ending homelessness across America, Obama Administration officials who make up the Council met on October 15, 2014, to measure the progress in the work... Continue Reading →

Good News from New Orleans: Federal and Community Collaboration Helped Transform This Veteran’s Life

Mr. H. seems like a completely different person from the man I met just a few months ago.

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2014 PIT Count Data Shows Progress across All Populations: Four Years after Launching Opening Doors,

Today, HUD released new data from the 2014 Point-in-Time (PIT) count—a national enumeration of people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The results are clear:... Continue Reading →