Positive Outcomes for Victims of Domestic Violence and Families through Housing First Pilot Program

The link between domestic violence and homelessness is well-documented. Regardless of whether survivors seek help through homelessness services, housing assistance, or domestic violence programs, research shows a strong correlation... Continue Reading →

Youth Homelessness and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

In September 2014, William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner of the Family & Youth Services Bureau and former USICH Executive Director Laura Zeilinger, highlighted the impact of Runaway and... Continue Reading →

Veteran Homelessness in Virginia: The Ending of a Story Just Beginning

Most great stories have a beginning, middle, and end. When it comes to the story of Virginia’s efforts to end Veteran homelessness, we started with the end... Continue Reading →

Optimizing Community Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness

To help communities optimize their current resources to accelerate progress towards ending Veteran homelessness, we have identified ten essential strategies for communities to increase leadership, collaboration and coordination among... Continue Reading →

Good News from Washington, DC

Today, a year after getting permanent housing and getting out of homelessness, Michael Horton – a Marine Corps Veteran and the Director of Business Development for the National... Continue Reading →

Massachusetts Launches Pay for Success Initiative to Address Chronic Homelessness

Massachusetts has a lot to cheer about this week, from the Patriots big win on Sunday to recent efforts to end chronic homelessness through a statewide initiative. The Super... Continue Reading →

What It Means to End Homelessness

As I come to the end of my first week as Interim Executive Director of USICH, I am acutely aware that there are only 11 months to reach our goal... Continue Reading →

Engaging Youth, the Next Generation Working to End Homelessness

I was eight or nine when the idea of working with people experiencing homelessness first crossed my mind. It had been a long day and some relatives and I... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned from Developing Coordinated Entry Systems: Richmond and Los Angeles

All across the country, communities are developing coordinated entry systems to streamline and facilitate access to appropriate housing and services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.  In the... Continue Reading →

Multifamily Owners Steps Up To End Homelessness in Massachusetts

In 2012, the number of families experiencing homelessness living in the shelter system in Massachusetts had increased significantly. As a shelter entitlement State, Massachusetts law provides immediate access to... Continue Reading →