Opening Doors is Working

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan discusses how the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget shows the Obama Administration's commitment to... Continue Reading →

USICH’s Family Connection: Promising Practices for Families, Youth, and Children

Executive Director of USICH Barbara Poppe provides examples of how the Family Connection resource can improve communities' approach to helping families experiencing homelessness.  

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Working in Partnership to End Homelessness among Families: The Importance of Clarity of Purpose

Incoming Executive Director of USICH Laura Zeilinger discusses what an end to family homelessness actually means, and how the new Family Connection tool can aid communities and stakeholders in... Continue Reading →

In Granite State, USICH Discusses What it Will Take to End Family Homelessness

Robert Pulster, Regional Coordinator for USICH, reflects on his recent trip to New Hampshire, where he shared USICH's new resource on family homelessness. 

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A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families Mark Greenberg discusses in detail what is being done to end homelessness among families now and what will be... Continue Reading →

Fireman Foundation Finds that Rapid Re-Housing, Economic Opportunity

Susanne Beaton, Director of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, shares how a "new vision of stabilization for families" led to the creation of the Secure Jobs initiative,... Continue Reading →

A Paradigm Shift: How Fairfax County Made Significant Gains in Ending Family Homelessness

Dean Klein, director of the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness in Virginia, relates how a shift from managing to ending homelessness led to innovative practices, strong... Continue Reading →

At Mayors’ Conference, Leaders Focus on Ending Homelessness

Deputy Director Laura Zeilinger discusses the vital role mayors across the country play in ending homelessness, reminding us that to reach our national goals we must first act locally. ... Continue Reading →

Finding Hope, a Home, and a Future

Beginning from Secretary Shinseki's promise to give all Veterans "a hope, a home, and a future, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Ralph Becker, chronicles the... Continue Reading →

Proving It’s Possible: How Phoenix Ended Chronic Veteran Homelessness

Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix shares that through implementing coordinated partnerships and a "housing first" strategy, his city was able to successfully end chronic... Continue Reading →