Partnerships for Opening Doors – Ending Homelessness through Meaningful and Sustainable Employment

“One of the best ways to eliminate homelessness is to get people jobs,” said Labor Secretary and Chair of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)... Continue Reading →

Ensuring Safety and Stability for Survivors of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this year is the 30th anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

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Building Momentum to Abolish Criminalization of Homelessness

Every day, people who experience homelessness are subjected to local laws and ordinances that challenge their human rights and create real and lasting barriers.

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Council Explores Progress on 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 →

Shining Through: The Voices of Young People Heard Clearly at Forty to None Summit

USICH had the privilege of attending the first True Colors Fund Forty to None Summit held September 30, 2014, in New York City. The Summit was a powerful gathering that highlighted... Continue Reading →

Your Reallocation Questions Answered, USICH Releases Reallocation Tool

This week, USICH published a tool to help CoCs better understand reallocations. Creating Effective Systems to End Homelessness: A Guide to Reallocating Funds in the CoC Program.

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Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

Forty years ago, the U.S. government took the bold step of making the landmark Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, or RHYA, the law of the land.... Continue Reading →

Partnering with Landlords to End Homelessness

People experiencing homelessness need homes. This is the simple solution to ending homelessness, right? The complexity comes in finding, and funding, the homes. Read on to find out how... Continue Reading →

Stand Up and Be Counted: Better Data Collection on Youth Experiencing Homelessness

HUD’s annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count serves as the most consistent year-to-year measure of the number of people experiencing homelessness in America. However, the PIT count has... Continue Reading →

Meeting the Unique Needs of Families

Whether as a result of a health or economic crisis or fleeing domestic violence, the experience of homelessness is extremely traumatizing for families generally, and can be especially traumatizing... Continue Reading →