Council Focuses on Youth Homelessness, Elects New Leaders for 2014

Last week, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness elected Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as its Chair for 2014, transitioning from Veterans... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: Want Housing Rights? End homelessness.

Tim Richter, President & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, explains that we must grant the right to housing for all so that those facing homelessness can... Continue Reading →

What Does the End of Chronic Veteran Homelessness Mean for Cities?

Elisha Harig-Blaine, Principal Associate for Housing for the National League of Cities, writes about how cities like Phoenix have made measurable progress in ending chronic Veteran homelessness and... Continue Reading →

Boston’s PIT Count and an Appreciation of Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Read USICH Regional Coordinator Robert Pulster's account of how Boston Mayor Thomas Menino worked diligently to prevent and end homelessness amongst all populations during his time in... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: We Must Recognize our Shared Humanity

Jerry Jones, Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, shares his views on the criminalization of homelessness. 

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I Believe in Human Rights: Defining and Protecting the Human Right to Housing

Learn how the right to housing is fundamentally a human rights issue and what is being done to protect those rights for people experiencing homelessness.

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I Believe in Human Rights: A Pressing Problem

G.W. Rolle details his life while he was homeless in Florida, including how his and others’ basic human rights were violated while experiencing homelessness and... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: Liberty Begins at Home

It is fitting to acknowledge homelessness as a human rights issue now, in December, as cold weather bears down in many parts of the country, literally threatening the lives... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: Ending Homelessness Will Require a Human Rights Approach

Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, discusses his view that "providing shelter is about more than charity and compassion, it is about acting on... Continue Reading →

I Believe in Human Rights: The Fortunate One

Gregory Lewis, the Executive Director of the True Colors Fund, writes about the most universal human right that every child is entitled to: unconditional love and acceptance from... Continue Reading →