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 →

Creating Meaningful Alternatives to Criminalization in Our Communities

This was my first chance to witness, in person, their daily efforts to create meaningful alternatives to criminalization for the vulnerable men and women who are living unsheltered on... Continue Reading →

Criminalizing Homelessness is Costly, Ineffective, and Infringes on Human Rights

USICH Regional Coordinator Amy Sawyer explains why policies that criminalize homelessness are not only morally wrong but also ineffective solutions to ending homelessness in communities.

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3 Reasons to Address Homelessness as a Human Rights Issue

In this blog, Liz Osborn answers the question: What benefits and challenges do organizations face when addressing the issue of homelessness from a human rights perspective?

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The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights

Jim Ryczek, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, recounts the journey he and his friend and fellow advocate John Joyce embarked upon in... Continue Reading →