USICH Announces New Deputy Director

Jasmine Hayes, USICH Deputy DirectorWe are thrilled to announce that Jasmine Hayes has been promoted to Deputy Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. As Deputy Director, Jasmine will lead our Policy Team, extending her expertise to a wider range of USICH’s efforts that advance the goals of Opening Doors.  

Over the past year and a half, Jasmine has served as Policy Director for USICH, driving our work to prevent and end youth and family homelessness. In that role, she led the development and launch of the federal Coordinated Community Response to prevent and end youth homelessness. She also led USICH’s efforts in coordination with DOL and HUD to implement the Partnerships for Opening Doors Summit on integrating employment and housing strategies to prevent and end homelessness, among many other initiatives.   

Over the past 15 years, Jasmine has worked with local and state leaders to drive child welfare practices. At the state-level, she led the Planning, Policy, and Quality Improvement divisions along with the Resource Development Office for the District of Columbia’s child welfare agency. In addition to spearheading the development of short-term and transitional housing resources for child welfare-involved families along with increasing access to permanent settings, Jasmine helped shape and launch the District’s Title IV-E waiver demonstration project. Jasmine has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto.