USICH Council Advances Federal Strategic Plan and Introduces New Executive Director at February Meeting

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) held its quarterly council meeting—the first with newly-appointed Executive Director Jeff Olivet—on Thursday to discuss the... Continue Reading →

Biden Administration Names New Executive Director of U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

The USICH Council approved Jeff Olivet as the new executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

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Year In Review: How USICH and the Biden Administration Addressed Homelessness in 2021

Over the last year, it has been my honor to serve as the interim executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). We’re the... Continue Reading →

HUD Awards Housing Counseling Grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $51.4 million in housing counseling grants to 177 HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and intermediary organizations.

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HUD Updates Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Registration

HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) recently updated the Continuum of Care (CoC) Registration Notice (CPD-22-02).

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VA Designates Flexible Funding for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disbursed $20 million in December from the American Rescue Plan to VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) for Veterans experiencing homelessness or those... Continue Reading →

HUD Awards More COVID Relief to Tribal Communities

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $83 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 74 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for,... Continue Reading →

VA Exceeds Secretary’s Housing Goal in L.A. and Names Senior Executive Homelessness Agent

In the last three months of 2021, the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System housed 705 Veterans, exceeding the goal set by VA Secretary McDonough when he visited L.A. in... Continue Reading →

Education Department Distributes ARP ESSER Funds to All 50 States

The Department of Education approved every state's plans for American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) and distributed all $122 billion... Continue Reading →

USICH, CDC, and Other Federal Partners Release Omicron Guidance for Homeless Service Providers

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness published new guidance to help communities minimize the spread and impact of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19 among people... Continue Reading →