The CT Head Start-Family Shelter Partnership: Working Together to Meet the Needs of Families

Surprisingly, we are more likely to find ourselves in a homeless shelter at age one that at any other age in our lives. This remains true through age five.... Continue Reading →

Ending Chronic Homelessness in 2017

On any given night, we know that nearly 85,000 Americans with disabling health conditions who have experienced homelessness for long periods of time—some for years or decades&mdash... Continue Reading →

Youth Counts COUNT!

On Wednesday, April 29, I had the honor of representing our We Count, California! team at two historic events in Washington, DC—a Senate hearing and a White House... Continue Reading →

Public Housing Authorities and Continuums of Care: Establishing and Maintaining Powerful Teams

Although they have long been assisting families and individuals experiencing homelessness, more and more public housing authorities (PHAs) are emerging as heroes in the... Continue Reading →

White House Policy Briefing on Youth Homelessness

No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Too many of America’s youth have been... Continue Reading →

Harnessing Medicaid to Help Solve Homelessness

With so many people now able to access health care coverage, the results are in: the Affordable Care Act is working.

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Medicaid is a Game-Changer for Ending Chronic Homelessness, But to Win, We Have to Play

It has been proven time and time again that for people experiencing chronic homelessness and suffering from chronic health conditions, the path to improved health begins with stable housing,... Continue Reading →

Coordinated Entry System to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness in Tucson

Sonia Niznik (pictured right, with her Case Manager, Rudy Trinidad) was taking shelter from Arizona’s dry summer heat at a “cooling center” provided... Continue Reading →

Federal Partners Move Forward on HMIS Alignment & Integration

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for... Continue Reading →

The Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP) Tool: Setting a Path to End Chronic Homelessness

Much of my passion for ending homelessness comes from my time on the front-lines where I worked to connect very vulnerable people – adults with disabling conditions who had... Continue Reading →