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 20, 2015
Where Does Your Community Stand on Ending Veteran Homelessness?
Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Logo
We're thrilled that Mobile, Alabama, and Troy, New York, were recently added to the list of cities that have ended Veteran homelessness!
They implemented collaborative systems to ensure homelessness is prevented, or if it can't be prevented, is rare, brief, and non-recurring.
If you would like Federal confirmation on whether your community has ended Veteran homelessness, learn more details on the process.  
You can also join our webinar on October 29, to understand the criteria and benchmarks.
Join Us for These Upcoming Webinars
October 28, 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
In response to recently released guidance for intake workers, we'll be providing an overview of the determining factors and answering your questions.

We'll be joined by representatives from HUD and VA to discuss the criteria and the Federal process for confirming a community's achievement of ending Veteran homelessness.
We will be accepting questions in advance for both webinars. Instructions for submitting your questions will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering.
Celebrate #PurpleThursday with These Five Resources on Domestic Violence

In recognition of this week's #PurpleThursday, where people wear purple to signal their support for ending domestic violence, we've gathered resources that communities should know about to strengthen their response to victims and survivors. 
A Movement is Building to End Youth Homelessness
Panel Discussion at True Colors Summit
The Forty to None Summit, hosted by the True Colors Fund in Houston last month, engaged over 200 participants in dynamic discussions on LGBTQ youth homelessness.  
Jasmine Hayes, USICH Policy Director, highlights key moments from the summit and spotlights the work taking place to end youth homelessness.

Clarification on HUD's Extraordinary Administrative Fees Initiative:
In our October 7 newsletter, we reported that HUD set aside $10 million for public housing agencies to cover necessary, additional, or extraordinary activities to improve HUD-VASH utilization. To clarify, these Extraordinary Administrative Fees are available to support improved utilization of all Housing Choice vouchers, including, but not limited to, HUD-VASH vouchers.