USICH is in the process of creating a new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

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HHS Renews Public Health Emergency for COVID-19

On April 12, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) renewed the public health emergency for COVID-19. It was set to expire April 16.

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USICH Releases Racial Equity Action Plan as Part of Administration-Wide Effort to Support Underserved Communities

Today, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released its Equity Action Plan. This plan was developed in accordance with Executive Order 13985, which was issued by President Biden... Continue Reading →

FHIP Agencies: Apply Now for More American Rescue Plan Funding to Fight Housing Discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making an additional $3.3 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding available for Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) agencies.

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Treasury: At Least 60% of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Has Been Spent or Obligated

As of the end of February, state and local communities had distributed more than 4.7 million emergency rental assistance (ERA) payments to households, and had spent or obligated... Continue Reading →

You Belong: An Open Letter to Transgender People Experiencing Homelessness

Growing up, I never heard “they/them” as a singular pronoun.

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Apply Now for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY 2021 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is now available.

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VA Awards $64.7M in Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Funding

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded 36 capital grants, totaling $64.7 million, to community organizations under VA’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program to improve the... Continue Reading →

How State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Are Being Used to Address Homelessness

One year after passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), new data show how the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) is being used to address homelessness.<... Continue Reading →

The 1-Year Impact of the American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Rental Assistance

One year after President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), new Treasury Department data show how emergency rental assistance (ERA) has played a key role in preventing... Continue Reading →

FEMA Extends Coverage of COVID-19 Response Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it will financially support certain COVID-19 work performed through July 1, 2022.

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