Ending Chronic Homelessness in 2017

On any given night, we know that nearly 85,000 Americans with disabling health conditions who have experienced homelessness for long periods of time—some for years or decades&mdash... Continue Reading →

Harnessing Medicaid to Help Solve Homelessness

With so many people now able to access health care coverage, the results are in: the Affordable Care Act is working.

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Medicaid is a Game-Changer for Ending Chronic Homelessness, But to Win, We Have to Play

It has been proven time and time again that for people experiencing chronic homelessness and suffering from chronic health conditions, the path to improved health begins with stable housing,... Continue Reading →

Coordinated Entry System to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness in Tucson

Sonia Niznik (pictured right, with her Case Manager, Rudy Trinidad) was taking shelter from Arizona’s dry summer heat at a “cooling center” provided... Continue Reading →

Federal Partners Move Forward on HMIS Alignment & Integration

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →