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 →

Successful Partnerships through Aligned Missions and Empathetic Relationships

Like most partnerships, one of the most critical ingredients is empathy. We have to be able to understand one another's incentives and find the common ground that aligns... Continue Reading →

Ensuring that Homelessness Never Follows Foster Care

Ending youth homelessness means putting a system in place to do so in every community. Here, having a common purpose is a key ingredient.

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Communities Come Together to Discuss Coordinated Entry

Through the 25 Cities initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, communities have been invited to convene local leaders eager to build on their successes, identify... Continue Reading →

Four Clarifications about Housing First

In the first, of what I learned would be many, interagency meetings on chronic homelessness, Housing First adoption was discussed as a primary strategy for accelerating progress. And one... Continue Reading →

How to Talk About Housing First

I recently partnered with the San Diego Regional Continuum of Care Council (RCCC) to host a first-of-its kind discussion locally, billed as Housing First: A Community Conversation for... Continue Reading →

Federal Partners Release Final 2014 HMIS Data Standards

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the 2014 HMIS Data... Continue Reading →

Promising Starts: School-Based Homelessness Prevention Services

Sparky Harlan, CEO of Bill Wilson Center, talks about the impact of the Center's Family Advocacy Services on preventing homelessness among students while assisting both students and... Continue Reading →