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The Council

Our Council meets four times a year to advance federal collaboration and coordination. In between Council meetings, USICH convenes interagency working groups focused on key issues and activities. These meetings all focus on identifying high-impact strategies and aligning efforts to achieve the goals of the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

Our Council, which includes the heads of our 19 federal member agencies, elects a Chair and Vice Chair annually from among its members.

Council Chair Neal Rackleff

Council Chair
Neal Rackleff
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Council Vice-Chair Jason Botel

Council Vice-Chair
Frank Brogan
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education


Read about our recent Council meetings

July 2018: Summer Council Meeting Shines a Spotlight on Needs and Opprtunities in Rural Communities

April 2018: Council Convenes and Appoints ED's Jason Botel as Vice-Chair

December 2017: Council Takes Shape for 2018, Maintaining its Focus on Partnering with States and Communities

December 2016: Council Comes Together for Final Meeting of the Administration, Reviews Progress and Work Ahead

October 2016: Council Discusses Sustaining Momentum, Planning for Incoming Administration

July 2016: Council Moves Forward on Developing Interagency Data Model on Youth Homelessness, Discusses Regional Engagement Strategies

April 2016: Focus on Strategies to Increase Momentum on Ending Chronic Homelessness, Drive Action on Youth Homelessness

December 2015: Focus on Preventing and Ending Family Homelessness

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