Optimizing Community Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness

To help communities optimize their current resources to accelerate progress towards ending Veteran homelessness, we have identified ten essential strategies for communities to increase leadership, collaboration and coordination among... Continue Reading →

Good News from Washington, DC

Today, a year after getting permanent housing and getting out of homelessness, Michael Horton – a Marine Corps Veteran and the Director of Business Development for the National... Continue Reading →

Massachusetts Launches Pay for Success Initiative to Address Chronic Homelessness

Massachusetts has a lot to cheer about this week, from the Patriots big win on Sunday to recent efforts to end chronic homelessness through a statewide initiative. The Super... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →