We Can Break the Cycle of Homelessness and Criminal Justice System Involvement

For too many people, the experience of homelessness involves police encounters, lockups, courts, or jail and prison cells as much as it does shelter beds. Some people are caught... Continue Reading →

Engaging Landlords to End Veteran Homelessness: Seattle/King County Shares What They’ve Learned

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with a rental market vacancy rate of just two percent in several cities throughout King County. Like many... Continue Reading →

Leading By Example on Human Rights of People Experiencing Homelessness

The steps we are taking to address homelessness in ways that promote, protect, and respect human rights matter, not just in the U.S., but around the globe. Read... Continue Reading →

In Ending Homelessness, We Leave No-one Behind

Congresswoman Maxine Waters hosted a briefing earlier this month to review the progress we have made in ending homelessness for all Americans under the newly amended Opening Doors. The... Continue Reading →

Show Me Collaboration! How Missouri Works Together to End Homelessness

The Missouri Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness (GCEH) serves as the state’s Interagency Council on Homelessness. The committee firmly believes in the power of... Continue Reading →

Strategies You Can Use to Connect People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI Benefits

Social Security benefits are often a primary source of income for people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness. Sometimes, it is a challenge for people to navigate the application... Continue Reading →

Good News from Philadelphia: Coordinated Services Produce Results

Army Veteran Thomas Green struggled with multiple episodes of homelessness spanning the past 20 years. Thanks to the coordination of multiple VA programs, Mr. Green now has stable... Continue Reading →

Project 25: Saving Money While Saving Lives

The idea was simple: target the most costly and frequent users of public resources who were living on the streets of San Diego and, using a Housing First model,... Continue Reading →

Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, Making Strides to End Youth Homelessness

During the July 2015 Council meeting, we had an opportunity to hear from Jon Bradley from Preble Street in Portland, Maine, and Mary Li from Multnomah County Department of County... Continue Reading →

Removing Roadblocks to Employment: A New Opportunity through WIOA

Today we are at a critical juncture. We have a Federal Administration fully engaged in creating and supporting the public-private partnerships necessary to end homelessness in this country. ... Continue Reading →