Systems Change: Addressing Racial Disparity by Putting Theory into Practice

We explore how lessons learned from anti-racist initiatives may be used to inform and guide systems change efforts to address the over-representation of people of... Continue Reading →

Extending our Successes with Diversion to Help Families Quickly Exit Homelessness

A pilot program in Washington State explores ways that diversion techniques can  be applied to help families exit homelessness quickly, safely and simply.

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Coalition Brings Together Partners to Reduce Homelessness Among American Indians/Alaska Natives

American Indians/Alaska Natives are disproportionately affected by homelessness, yet they are least likely to be referred to or accepted into housing programs. Colleen Ecohawk, Director of the Chief... Continue Reading →

Rural Communities and the 100-Day Challenges on Youth Homelessness: What Comes Next?

After 100-Day Challenge to build a better coordinated community response, rural communities focus on strategies for sustainability.

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New Report Offers Ways to Build Better Connections Between Workforce and Homelessness Services

A new report explains how stronger linkages between workforce and homelessness services means a better overall response system.  

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Strengthening Partnerships Between Education and Homelessness Services

With its comprehensive reach across urban, suburban, and rural communities alike, the education system can play a pivotal role in preventing experiences of homelessness, providing critical school-based supports to... Continue Reading →

Council Convenes and Appoints ED’s Jason Botel as Vice-Chair

On April 26, the 19 federal member agencies of the Council came together to review the Council’s progress in FY 2017, and discuss the federal strategic plan to prevent and... Continue Reading →

Tips to Begin Tackling Homelessness Prevention

Former USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe recently completed this study with Your Way Home in Montgomery County, PA, to help develop a community-wide homelessness and eviction prevention strategy. ... Continue Reading →

Housing First Must Underpin Our Work Systemwide

After attending a Housing First Partner's Conference, our policy director Lindsay Knotts walked away with a few key messages to share with partners in the work to... Continue Reading →

Restorative Policing: Enhancing Public Safety for All

A more holistic, coordinated approach between law enforcement, social service agencies, business and community leaders, and housing providers is required to reduce homelessness; the Chief of Police for... Continue Reading →