USICH Releases 2015 Amendment to Opening Doors

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), along with its 19 member agencies, announced today the release of an amendment to Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and... Continue Reading →

Opening Doors, as amended in 2015

On behalf of the entire team at USICH, the teams at our Federal member agencies, and our many dedicated state and local partners working tirelessly to prevent and end... Continue Reading →

All In to End Veteran Homelessness City Swing: Tucson

Pima County and the City of Tucson hosted three Cabinet Secretaries and the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness last week at Pima County&rsquo... Continue Reading →

Housing is Healthcare

Twenty-five years ago, in the earlier years of the AIDS epidemic, health care and housing providers figured out that without housing, the health of people living with AIDS deteriorated... Continue Reading →

All In to End Veteran Homelessness City Swing: Las Vegas

On June 2, I gathered with Councilman Ricki Barlow, the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, local mayors, non-profit and faith leaders, and three Federal Cabinet... Continue Reading →

All In On Ending Veteran Homelessness: We Stand Together

Five years ago, the Obama Administration set an ambitious goal: to end homelessness among Veterans by the end of 2015. Many scoffed; many continue to scoff. In the face of... Continue Reading →

Fully Utilizing HUD-VASH to Achieve the National Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness

The HUD-VASH program has been a vital tool in our national efforts to end Veteran homelessness and since 2008, has assisted over 90,000 Veterans experiencing homelessness by providing rental assistance with... Continue Reading →

The CT Head Start-Family Shelter Partnership: Working Together to Meet the Needs of Families

Surprisingly, we are more likely to find ourselves in a homeless shelter at age one that at any other age in our lives. This remains true through age five.... Continue Reading →

Ending Chronic Homelessness in 2017

On any given night, we know that nearly 85,000 Americans with disabling health conditions who have experienced homelessness for long periods of time—some for years or decades&mdash... Continue Reading →

Youth Counts COUNT!

On Wednesday, April 29, I had the honor of representing our We Count, California! team at two historic events in Washington, DC—a Senate hearing and a White House... Continue Reading →