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 →

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 →

Connecticut Launches 100-Day Effort to End Homelessness

I was proud to stand with Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman to support the March 9 launch of Connecticut’s 100-day effort across four communities to accelerate efforts to... Continue Reading →

Data Drives Results: Take Down Targets Help Communities Zero in on Ending Homelessness

In our shared mission to end homelessness, we know that data drives results. It drives the strategies and implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent... Continue Reading →

Massachusetts Launches Pay for Success Initiative to Address Chronic Homelessness

Massachusetts has a lot to cheer about this week, from the Patriots big win on Sunday to recent efforts to end chronic homelessness through a statewide initiative. The Super... Continue Reading →

What It Means to End Homelessness

As I come to the end of my first week as Interim Executive Director of USICH, I am acutely aware that there are only 11 months to reach our goal... Continue Reading →

Engaging Youth, the Next Generation Working to End Homelessness

I was eight or nine when the idea of working with people experiencing homelessness first crossed my mind. It had been a long day and some relatives and I... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned from Developing Coordinated Entry Systems: Richmond and Los Angeles

All across the country, communities are developing coordinated entry systems to streamline and facilitate access to appropriate housing and services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.  In the... Continue Reading →

Medicaid Can Pay for Services for People in Permanent Supportive Housing

Two new documents released by HHS on October 10 make it clear, once and for all, that the services provided in permanent supportive housing can indeed be covered and financed... Continue Reading →

Council Explores Progress on Ending Homelessness and Federal Action Going Forward

Just ahead of reporting remarkable advancements in ending homelessness across America, Obama Administration officials who make up the Council met on October 15, 2014, to measure the progress in the work... Continue Reading →