The CT Head Start-Family Shelter Partnership: Working Together to Meet the Needs of Families

Surprisingly, we are more likely to find ourselves in a homeless shelter at age one that at any other age in our lives. This remains true through age five.... Continue Reading →

Public Housing Authorities and Continuums of Care: Establishing and Maintaining Powerful Teams

Although they have long been assisting families and individuals experiencing homelessness, more and more public housing authorities (PHAs) are emerging as heroes in the... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Positive Outcomes for Victims of Domestic Violence and Families through Housing First Pilot Program

The link between domestic violence and homelessness is well-documented. Regardless of whether survivors seek help through homelessness services, housing assistance, or domestic violence programs, research shows a strong correlation... 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 →