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 →

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness a ‘stain on our nation’

Right now, in communities across our nation, there are men and women who wore our country's uniform who don't have a place to call home. Some fought... 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 →

Community-Wide Partnerships and Commitments Drive Success in Central Florida

In Central Florida, the most important building blocks to success are its people. People from all walks of life including landlords, judges, outreach workers, and faith leaders have partnered... Continue Reading →

The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

Three months ago, after a campaign led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans became the first major city to effectively end Veteran homelessness. During an intense six-month campaign, community... 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 →

Good News from San Diego: Rapid Re-Housing Helps Veteran Get Back on Track

Before he unlocked the door to his studio apartment in September 2014, Ben Jaramillo had been homeless in the downtown area of San Diego for four years. “I was... Continue Reading →