Driving Progress: USICH Top Priorities for 2016

January 04, 2016

We know what it will take to end homelessness in our country and we are continuing to drive progress to end homelessness for every woman, man, young adult, and child in this country. Here are our top priorities for 2016.

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Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless (HUD)

January 01, 2016

Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 101-645 (42 U.S.C. 11411), enables eligible organizations to use unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus federal properties to assist persons experiencing homelessness.

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FAQs on the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness

December 17, 2015

These documents provide clarifications to the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness.

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Sustaining Our Data-Driven Focus: Findings and Implications of Recent Reports and Data

December 04, 2015

Our Executive Director, Matthew Doherty, provides his analysis of recent data releases from HUD and the Department of Education.

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The Affordable Care Act’s Role in Preventing and Ending Homelessness

November 25, 2015

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act and how it benefits people experiencing homelessness. 

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2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

November 19, 2015

This report outlines the key findings of the 2015 Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), conducted in January 2015.

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Webinar: Determining Homeless Status of Youth for HUD Programs

November 12, 2015

This webinar provides an overview of the HUD guidance released for intake workers on determining and documenting homeless status for youth using the definition of homelessness found in HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs to ensure youth are not being turned away from the housing and services they need in error. 

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Webinar: Understanding the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness

November 10, 2015

In this webinar, panelists from USICH, HUD, and VA detail the criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness

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State Data and Contacts Map

November 02, 2015

The map shows estimates of people and families experiencing homelessness, based on community point-in-time counts conducted in January 2017, as reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rate of homelessness in each state is calculated using U.S. Census 2017 Population Estimates.

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Guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions

November 02, 2015

The purpose of this notice is to inform PHAs and owners of other federally-assisted housing that arrest records may not be the basis for denying admission, terminating assistance or evicting tenants, to remind PHAs and owners that HUD does not require their adoption of “One Strike” policies, and to remind them of their obligation to safeguard the due process rights of applicants and tenants.

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