From Homelessness to Self-Sufficiency: Long-Term Housing Gives Young Person “Room to Breathe”

Cortney Jones shares her experiences as a foster care alumni who found her way out of homelessness through a Family Self-Sufficiency - Housing Authority partnership program.

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In Our Drive to End Homelessness, We Are All Colleagues

Reflecting on the monumental work done over the last year, Bev Ebersold, Director of National Initiatives, shares her thoughts on the importance of partnerships and the critical role partners... Continue Reading →

How Southern Nevada Achieved an End to Veteran Homelessness

A breakdown of the key strategies used in Southern Nevada, a bustling community with an overall population of 603,000 people, to effectively end Veteran homelessness.

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Council Adopts Additional Strategies to Advance Progress on Preventing & Ending Family Homelessness

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and its 19 member agencies convened in December to review progress on ending family homelessness and to propose an additional set of... Continue Reading →

When Homelessness Becomes Rare, Brief, & Non-Recurring: Clarifying the Federal Criteria & Benchmarks

Five clarifications on the criteria and benchmarks to end Veteran homelessness.

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Police Foot Patrol in Portland Engages Youth on the Street, Reduces Crime

The officers of the Portland Police Bureau’s Foot Patrol came together with a common desire to try something new; they decided to throw out... Continue Reading →

Portland Youth Services, Police Partner to Build Trust with Youth

Portland's Homeless Youth Continuum partners with the Portland Police Bureau to break down barriers and build trust between police and youth experiencing homelessness.

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Achieving an End to Chronic Homelessness: How the Final Definition Will Help

This morning, HUD published the final definition of chronic homelessness. This definition gets us closer to the originally intended target population-people with high service needs and disabilities who, if... Continue Reading →

Final Chronic Definition Adds Flexibility, Inclusiveness, and Specificity

HUD has issued a final rule on the definition of chronic homelessness. The University of Pennsylvania's Dennis Culhane walks us through the reasoning behind the changes and explains... Continue Reading →

Sustaining our Data-Driven Focus: Findings and Implications of Recent Data Releases

Data can help drive progress - if we use it well and wisely. That's true for communities and it is true for the multiple interagency working groups USICH... Continue Reading →