Retooling the Homeless Crisis Response System – In Depth

Over the past several years, many communities have shifted their approach, providing services that are focused on ending, not managing homelessness. Communities are retooling the homeless crisis response system... Continue Reading →

DESC to Create More Supportive Housing to Serve Seattle’s Most Vulnerable

Seattle-based nonprofit housing provider DESC will create new units of permanent supportive housing in the Interbay neighborhood downtown.  The units will serve 97 people who are experiencing homelessness... Continue Reading →

Inspired by People: New Report Offers Alternatives to Criminalization

Without housing options, people often are forced to rely on culverts, public parks, streets, and abandoned buildings as places to sleep and carry out daily activities that most reserve... Continue Reading →

USICH Connects with Public Housing Leaders at NAHRO

On July 19, 2014, USICH Executive Director Laura Zeilinger joined NAHRO President Preston Prince in an open discussion with housing officials from across the country at the National Association of Housing... Continue Reading →

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Is Law

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, fosters local innovation and focus on providing employment supports for people experiencing homelessness,... Continue Reading →

July 2014 Council Meeting Focuses on Leveraging Mainstream Resources

On July 18, 2014, HUD Secretary and Council Chair Shaun Donovan convened Council agencies for the second meeting of 2014.  Council agencies discussed efforts to leverage Federal mainstream resources in the... Continue Reading →

Schools Are a Critical Part of Solutions to End Youth Homelessness

There are nearly 6,000 unaccompanied youth in Massachusetts. Experiencing homelessness often prevents motivated, hard-working youth from graduating high school and achieving success.

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Announces Ambitious Plan to End Veteran Homelessness

Once the city with the highest rate of homelessness in the country, today New Orleans has reduced homelessness to levels that are lower than before the devastation caused by... Continue Reading →

Supportive Services for Veteran Families: A Powerful Tool to Keep Veterans and Their Families Home

So what makes SSVF such an effective program in ending and preventing homelessness for Veteran households? There are several key ingredients.

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We Must Increase the Role We Play in Ending Homelessness

It is not enough for us to do the vitally important daily work that we do at our organizations to combat homelessness. We must also debunk the stereotypes that... Continue Reading →