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 →

Strategies You Can Use to Connect People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI Benefits

Social Security benefits are often a primary source of income for people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness. Sometimes, it is a challenge for people to navigate the application... Continue Reading →

Project 25: Saving Money While Saving Lives

The idea was simple: target the most costly and frequent users of public resources who were living on the streets of San Diego and, using a Housing First model,... Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at Opening Doors - Spotlight on Changing of the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness

Among people experiencing homelessness, there is a subset of individuals who experience homelessness for long periods of time, and/or in repeated episodes over many years—people experiencing... Continue Reading →