Driving Progress in the Year Ahead: Our Top Priorities for 2016

We know what it will take to end homelessness in our country. We've outlined our top priorites for 2016 to get us closer than ever before.

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Achieving an End to Chronic Homelessness: How the Final Definition Will Help

This morning, HUD published the final definition of chronic homelessness. This definition gets us closer to the originally intended target population-people with high service needs and disabilities who, if... Continue Reading →

Final Chronic Definition Adds Flexibility, Inclusiveness, and Specificity

HUD has issued a final rule on the definition of chronic homelessness. The University of Pennsylvania's Dennis Culhane walks us through the reasoning behind the changes and explains... Continue Reading →

Sustaining our Data-Driven Focus: Findings and Implications of Recent Data Releases

Data can help drive progress - if we use it well and wisely. That's true for communities and it is true for the multiple interagency working groups USICH... Continue Reading →

How Data is Ending Chronic Homelessness in Maine

The state of Maine found that many individuals experiencing chronic homelessness frequented shelters several months at a time, bouncing between providers yet not appearing "chronic" to any... Continue Reading →

We Can Break the Cycle of Homelessness and Criminal Justice System Involvement

For too many people, the experience of homelessness involves police encounters, lockups, courts, or jail and prison cells as much as it does shelter beds. Some people are caught... Continue Reading →

Proving the Case that We Can and Must End Homelessness

Veterans Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices our service members have made for us, and what we owe them for that sacrifice. I think I speak... Continue Reading →

Federal Partners Announce Availability of Program Support for State Medicaid-Housing Agency Partners

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with national... Continue Reading →

Aligning Hearts, Heads, and Budgets to End Chronic Homelessness in 2017

As the FY 2016 budget process moves forward, there could be good news for our efforts to end homelessness, and in particular, ending chronic homelessness. Deputy Director Richard Cho walks... Continue Reading →

In Ending Homelessness, We Leave No-one Behind

Congresswoman Maxine Waters hosted a briefing earlier this month to review the progress we have made in ending homelessness for all Americans under the newly amended Opening Doors. The... Continue Reading →