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 →

Starting Is the Starting Point for Coordinated Assessment

Setting up a coordinated assessment system is complex and doesn’t happen magically. But don’t let that stop you. Putting coordinated assessment in place doesn&rsquo... Continue Reading →

Trading Hospital Doors for Front Doors: Hospital “Super Use” by People Experiencing Homelessness

Kelly Doran and Roberta Capp propose that to provide better health care at lower costs, we must recognize homelessness as a health issue and supportive housing as a... Continue Reading →

Changing the Terms: How Innovative Communities are Using the ACA to Improve Homeless Services

Lisa Stand, senior policy analyst for the National Alliance to End Homelessness, explains just how useful the Affordable Care Act is in improving homeless services in community programs. ... Continue Reading →

Everyone Deserves a Place to Be Home: It’s About Justice

Former Executive Director Barbara Poppe reflects on her tenure leading the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, discusses the impact that Opening Doors is having on ending homelessness,... Continue Reading →

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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