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 →

I Believe in Human Rights: Now is the Time to Act

Regional Coordinator for USICH Amy Sawyer closes out our Human Rights series by reflecting on the stories that have been shared and reminding us that now is the time... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: Homelessness- Torture on the Streets of America

Eric Tars, Director of Human Rights & Children’s Rights Programs at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, praises federal progress on homelessness while outlining the... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: Homelessness is Criminal—People Experiencing Homelessness Are Not

Discussing the issue of criminalizing homelessness, Maria Foscarinis of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty explains how punishing people experiencing homelessness in an attempt to hide the... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: The Right to Counsel for People Experiencing Homelessness

Maha Jweied of the U.S. Department of Justice describes how the criminalization of homelessness not only attempts to hide the issue of homelessness instead of addressing it ... Continue Reading →

I Want to Believe in Human Rights: Our Only Hope to End Homelessness

President & CEO of Health Care for the Homeless Kevin Lindamood explains that bringing a human rights approach to public policy regarding homelessness may be our only chance of... Continue Reading →