News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness - No one should experience homelessness. No one should be without a safe, stable place to call home.

October 7, 2015
To End Family Homelessness, We Must Address Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015 Logo
During this Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and all throughout the year, we stand with the victims and survivors of domestic violence, and with the direct service providers, advocates, and partners who are working tirelessly to serve the thousands of individuals and families with children who are in desperate need of resources and support.  
USICH Policy Director Jasmine Hayes discusses the intersection of family homelessness and domestic violence.
Join Us in Welcoming Our New Regional Coordinator

Joe Savage We are pleased to introduce Joe Savage, the latest addition to our National Initiatives team!

Based out of Philadelphia,
Joe will support the work of leaders in communities across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, as they strive toward the goals of Opening Doors.
Top Highlights of the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition
NOFA Webinar Cover Slide
As a follow-up to our webinar on September 29, USICH Policy Advisor Lindsay Knotts recaps the presentation and highlights key takeaways for the Continuum of Care Program Competition.
The HUD NOFA closes on November 20, 2015.
Further Guidance and Specifications on What it Means to End Veteran Homelessness

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In response to requests that expectations be clearer and more measurable, we released further guidance for communities working towards the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. 

Don't Miss the Nov. 13 Deadline for HUD's Extraordinary Administrative Fees Initiative 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has set aside $10 million for public housing agencies to cover necessary, additional, or extraordinary activities that help end Veteran homelessness. Activities must result in an increase in lease-up rates and/or a decrease in the time it takes for a Veteran to locate and move in to a unit.  

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