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

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HUD Awards More COVID Relief to Tribal Communities

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $83 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 74 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for,... Continue Reading →

Education Department Distributes ARP ESSER Funds to All 50 States

The Department of Education approved every state's plans for American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) and distributed all $122 billion... Continue Reading →

USICH, CDC, and Other Federal Partners Release Omicron Guidance for Homeless Service Providers

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness published new guidance to help communities minimize the spread and impact of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19 among people... Continue Reading →

November Set New ERA Record as Evictions Remained Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Using Treasury Department funding, state and local governments provided a record amount of emergency rental assistance (ERA) to a record number of people in November—$2.9 billion to approximately 665,000... Continue Reading →

FEMA Allocates $530M to Emergency Food and Shelter Program

FEMA announced a $530 million allocation to the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), which supports communities so local organizations can feed, shelter, and provide critical resources... Continue Reading →

Treasury Issues Final Rule for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Department of the Treasury issued the final rule for the American Rescue Plan's State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program.

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What We’re Hearing From YOU About the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

In the decade after the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released its first comprehensive federal strategic plan, homelessness dropped—roughly 10% overall, 50% among veterans, and 30% among families.<... Continue Reading →

USICH Releases Voting Guides for Homeless Providers and People Experiencing Homelessness

To help more Americans exercise their right to vote, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) created the following step-by-step voting guides for homeless providers and for people... Continue Reading →

How Cities Can Expand Affordable Housing and Reduce Homelessness: Join #HouseAmerica

Safe and affordable housing is key to thriving communities. According to the National League of Cities (NLC) annual State of the Cities report for 2021, housing is one of the... Continue Reading →

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day: An Opportunity to Honor Those Who Passed—and to Take Action

No life should be lived or lost in homelessness. More than 15,600 people died while experiencing homelessness last year, and sadly, this is likely a vast undercount.

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