A Closer Look at Opening Doors - Spotlight on Changing of the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness

Among people experiencing homelessness, there is a subset of individuals who experience homelessness for long periods of time, and/or in repeated episodes over many years—people experiencing... Continue Reading →

A Closer Look: Opening Doors, as Amended in 2015 - Spotlight on Medicaid

The newly amended Opening Doors provide more specific information regarding the role of Medicaid in covering health and supportive services to end homelessness, including services that support... Continue Reading →

A Closer Look: Opening Doors, As Amended in 2015 - Spotlight on Crisis Response Systems

To accompany the release of Opening Doors, as amended in 2015, we will be taking a closer look at each of the four key updates to the document this week.... Continue Reading →

USICH Releases 2015 Amendment to Opening Doors

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), along with its 19 member agencies, announced today the release of an amendment to Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and... Continue Reading →

Opening Doors, as amended in 2015

On behalf of the entire team at USICH, the teams at our Federal member agencies, and our many dedicated state and local partners working tirelessly to prevent and end... Continue Reading →

All In to End Veteran Homelessness City Swing: Tucson

Pima County and the City of Tucson hosted three Cabinet Secretaries and the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness last week at Pima County&rsquo... Continue Reading →

Housing is Healthcare

Twenty-five years ago, in the earlier years of the AIDS epidemic, health care and housing providers figured out that without housing, the health of people living with AIDS deteriorated... Continue Reading →

All In to End Veteran Homelessness City Swing: Las Vegas

On June 2, I gathered with Councilman Ricki Barlow, the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, local mayors, non-profit and faith leaders, and three Federal Cabinet... Continue Reading →

All In On Ending Veteran Homelessness: We Stand Together

Five years ago, the Obama Administration set an ambitious goal: to end homelessness among Veterans by the end of 2015. Many scoffed; many continue to scoff. In the face of... Continue Reading →

Fully Utilizing HUD-VASH to Achieve the National Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness

The HUD-VASH program has been a vital tool in our national efforts to end Veteran homelessness and since 2008, has assisted over 90,000 Veterans experiencing homelessness by providing rental assistance with... Continue Reading →