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 →

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness a ‘stain on our nation’

Right now, in communities across our nation, there are men and women who wore our country's uniform who don't have a place to call home. Some fought... Continue Reading →

Veterans and Families Focus of April 2015 Council Meeting

Veterans and families were the focus of the April 2015 Council Meeting.

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The Time to Seize Historic Opportunities is Now

It is truly an honor to have this opportunity to serve as Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and to help carry forward the... Continue Reading →

Matthew Doherty Named Executive Director of U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced today that Matthew Doherty has been named Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).

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Community-Wide Partnerships and Commitments Drive Success in Central Florida

In Central Florida, the most important building blocks to success are its people. People from all walks of life including landlords, judges, outreach workers, and faith leaders have partnered... Continue Reading →

The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

Three months ago, after a campaign led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans became the first major city to effectively end Veteran homelessness. During an intense six-month campaign, community... Continue Reading →

Ending Youth Homelessness in Connecticut

If you have wondered why the goal to end youth homelessness is set for 2022 while our goals to end Veteran and chronic homelessness are set for 2015 and 2016 respectively, you... Continue Reading →

Tucson Mayor Shares His Experience Participating in the 2015 PIT Count

I was happy to welcome U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to Tucson earlier this year for our annual Point In Time Count, also known as the Street... Continue Reading →

Count Us In – A Look at Youth Counts in Seattle and Portland

In cities across the country there was great energy and collaboration around strengthening the count of youth experiencing homelessness as part of the 2015 U.S. Department of Housing and... Continue Reading →