USICH is in the process of creating a new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

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Responding to the Growing Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness and Encampments 

Solving homelessness for people living unsheltered, in encampments, and in vehicles is one of the most challenging issues facing many communities. It was a public health crisis even before... Continue Reading →

HUD Doubles Funding for the Eviction Protection Grant Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced an additional $20 million for its Eviction Protection Grant Program, which doubles the amount allocated when it launched ... Continue Reading →

Biden Announces New Actions, and Urges Congress, to Make Housing More Affordable

Housing is one of the largest costs for Americans, and the shortage of housing in this country is one of the largest drivers of inflation. Today, the... Continue Reading →

“Homelessness Is Not Just an Urban Issue”: USICH Visits Seattle to Meet With City and Suburban Mayors

This week, USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet and Regional Coordinator Katy Miller traveled to Seattle to meet with people experiencing homelessness as well as the providers and public officials... Continue Reading →

FEMA Wants Your Feedback on Pandemic Public Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program is seeking public feedback, through May 24, on a draft policy that will establish deadlines and cost-sharing application related to... Continue Reading →

Apply Now for Emergency Food and Shelter Funding for the Southern U.S. Border

On April 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocated $150 million to the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

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USICH Visits Houston to Witness 62% Drop in Homelessness

This week, USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet and Regional Coordinator Tamara Wright traveled to Houston, where the city and surrounding counties of Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery have been... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events for Preventing and Ending Homelessness

This page is updated weekly. It curates virtual and in-person events from our council member agencies and other organizations involved in our mission to prevent and end homelessness.<... Continue Reading →

HHS Renews Public Health Emergency for COVID-19

On April 12, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) renewed the public health emergency for COVID-19. It was set to expire April 16.

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USICH Releases Racial Equity Action Plan as Part of Administration-Wide Effort to Support Underserved Communities

Today, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released its Equity Action Plan. This plan was developed in accordance with Executive Order 13985, which was issued by President Biden... Continue Reading →