A Personal Reflection on the Role I Must Play to Help Advance Racial Equity

Director of Finance and Administration Darren Franklin reflects on his role in advancing racial equity within USICH and across his sphere of influence.

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How to Start Addressing Racial Disparities in Your Community

These considerations and resources may be used for communities' efforts to address racial disparities in the work to end homelessness.

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The Value of Lived Experience in the Work to End Homelessness

A fellow at a Washington, DC, non-profit shares the value in centering people with lived experience in the work to prevent and end homelessness.

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Systems Change: Addressing Racial Disparity by Putting Theory into Practice

We explore how lessons learned from anti-racist initiatives may be used to inform and guide systems change efforts to address the over-representation of people of... Continue Reading →

Coalition Brings Together Partners to Reduce Homelessness Among American Indians/Alaska Natives

American Indians/Alaska Natives are disproportionately affected by homelessness, yet they are least likely to be referred to or accepted into housing programs. Colleen Ecohawk, Director of the Chief... Continue Reading →

New Report Offers Ways to Build Better Connections Between Workforce and Homelessness Services

A new report explains how stronger linkages between workforce and homelessness services means a better overall response system.  

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Council Convenes and Appoints ED’s Jason Botel as Vice-Chair

On April 26, the 19 federal member agencies of the Council came together to review the Council’s progress in FY 2017, and discuss the federal strategic plan to prevent and... Continue Reading →

Tips to Begin Tackling Homelessness Prevention

Former USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe recently completed this study with Your Way Home in Montgomery County, PA, to help develop a community-wide homelessness and eviction prevention strategy. ... Continue Reading →

Housing First Must Underpin Our Work Systemwide

After attending a Housing First Partner's Conference, our policy director Lindsay Knotts walked away with a few key messages to share with partners in the work to... Continue Reading →

Reducing Homelessness in Real Time: A Measure That Matters

As communities work to build systems, improve processes, and add resources to reduce homelessness, they need data to be as real-time as possible.

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