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 →

Count Us In – A Look at Youth Counts in Seattle and Portland

In cities across the country there was great energy and collaboration around strengthening the count of youth experiencing homelessness as part of the 2015 U.S. Department of Housing and... Continue Reading →

Preventing and Ending LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: HUD Issues Historic Guidance

In each of our cities and towns, every night, there are young people who face the unimaginable risk of exploitation, of abuse, of countless traumas that threaten not only... Continue Reading →

Youth Homelessness and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

In September 2014, William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner of the Family & Youth Services Bureau and former USICH Executive Director Laura Zeilinger, highlighted the impact of Runaway and... 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 →

Youth have a Voice—We Want and Need You to Listen

I think things are beginning to change in this country, both in small, grass roots movements and on a national front sweeping through the country. It’s easier... Continue Reading →

Council Explores Progress on Ending Homelessness and Federal Action Going Forward

Just ahead of reporting remarkable advancements in ending homelessness across America, Obama Administration officials who make up the Council met on October 15, 2014, to measure the progress in the work... Continue Reading →

Partnerships for Opening Doors – Ending Homelessness through Meaningful and Sustainable Employment

“One of the best ways to eliminate homelessness is to get people jobs,” said Labor Secretary and Chair of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)... Continue Reading →