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The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness coordinates and catalyzes the federal response to homelessness, working in close partnership with Cabinet Secretaries and other senior leaders across our 19 federal member agencies. By organizing and...
Carey Doberstein, Jasmine Reimer
This chapter presents the origins and purposes of interagency councils in North America and contemplates the extent to which they have led to progress in identifying and implementing solutions to homelessness, both in the U.S. and in Canada. We...
USICH supports and encourages the development of local 10-year plans to end chronic homelessness. Fifty-three governors had made such a commitment by 2006. This undated document lists 10-year plan communities.
Poppe, Barbara
The leading solution to ending chronic homelessness has been the development of permanent supportive housing. Communities have accomplished this by collaborating with key local agencies and stakeholders serving those experiencing homelessness. In...
The National Alliance's 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness was held on July22-24, 2013. A selection of the presentation material is available here. Changing the Terms: How Communities are Leveraging Health Care for PSH Capacity...
Gretchen Locke, Deborah Dennis, Jill Khadduri
This report includes twelve bibliographical papers from invited authors on the latest findings from homeless research and the implications of those findings for policy and practice. Topics include, for example, housing models, families and children...
In their Homelessness in America series, The United States Interagency on Council on Homelessness summarizes data and research about specific subpopulations to help inform the work we must do, together, to end homelessness. Here, they focus on...
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
The work to end family homelessness is a national priority for many reasons. Being in safe and stable housing benefits both parents and children for a lifetime, improving their overall well-being, health, education, and future employment...
HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
This series of three guidebooks is designed for Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership and stakeholders to use as a direct, hands-on action plan in efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness, as they have been directed to ensure there is an effective...
Kaija Daniel
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) supports and encourages the development of local 10-Year Plans to end chronic homelessness. Inspired by the President’s call to action, hundreds of communities and states across the...
Rachael Kenney
The partnership between PATH and Project Homeless Connect is a natural one. PATH workers have relationships with hard to reach consumers, as well as strong connections with other providers in their communities. Imagine a place where, in a few hours...
Jeffrey Poirier, Christian Rummell
Research and anecdotal evidence on the percentage of youth experiencing homelessness who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) indicate that they are greatly...
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
This document presents key considerations for ensuring that emergency shelters and similar crisis settings (referred to collectively as “emergency shelters”) are equipped to provide low-barrier access and to create quick and effective pathways to...
Chronic Homelessness presents the most challenging barriers and highest social cost of the various forms of homelessness. This guide assists communities with developing plans to address these problems and effectively end homelessness. The United...
Natalie Thompson
It has been one year since the White House and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. This article provides an overview of the plan’s goals, objectives,...