Five Resources You Should Know About on Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of family homelessness. Individuals and their children are often faced with a heart-wrenching choice – remain in a dangerous situation or... Continue Reading →

USICH Releases 2015 Amendment to Opening Doors

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), along with its 19 member agencies, announced today the release of an amendment to Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and... Continue Reading →

Opening Doors, as amended in 2015

On behalf of the entire team at USICH, the teams at our Federal member agencies, and our many dedicated state and local partners working tirelessly to prevent and end... Continue Reading →

The CT Head Start-Family Shelter Partnership: Working Together to Meet the Needs of Families

Surprisingly, we are more likely to find ourselves in a homeless shelter at age one that at any other age in our lives. This remains true through age five.... Continue Reading →

Public Housing Authorities and Continuums of Care: Establishing and Maintaining Powerful Teams

Although they have long been assisting families and individuals experiencing homelessness, more and more public housing authorities (PHAs) are emerging as heroes in the... 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 and Families Focus of April 2015 Council Meeting

Veterans and families were the focus of the April 2015 Council Meeting.

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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 →

Positive Outcomes for Victims of Domestic Violence and Families through Housing First Pilot Program

The link between domestic violence and homelessness is well-documented. Regardless of whether survivors seek help through homelessness services, housing assistance, or domestic violence programs, research shows a strong correlation... 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 →