News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

January 7, 2016

Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Our 2016 Leadership

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Education Acting Secretary John King, Jr., were elected chair and vice-chair of our Council at our Dec. meeting.

"Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was an extraordinary leader for the Council over the past year," said Matthew Doherty, USICH executive director. "We look forward to working with our new leadership to build on that progress in the year to come."  
Acting Secretary John King, Jr.

Council Adopts Additional Strategies for Preventing and Ending Family Homelessness


At our December meeting, the Council approved a set of action areas that focus on strengthening the connection between the homelessness service system and mainstream programs, like early childhood, public schools, child welfare and TANF.

Policy Director Jasmine Hayes outlines the path forward.  
In Our Drive to End Homelessness, We Are All Colleagues


Partnerships stretch us and strengthen us and challenge us to work better together. 

Director of National Initiatives Beverley Ebersold reflects on the monumental work accomplished in communities over the last year and on the key partnerships that have made progress possible. 

How Southern Nevada Ended Veteran Homelessness

As we launch into 2016, Federal agencies - and communities across the country - continue to urgently strive to achieve the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. You might be curious how a bustling community of 603,000 people, that counted 692 Veterans experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2015, was able to proudly announce that it had effectively ended Veteran homelessness.

Allison Bond, with Veterans Affairs, 
walks you through their key strategies.

Gain a deeper understanding of the federal criteria to end Veteran homelessness with these five clarifications and these recently released FAQs.

New Year, New Look! USICH Launches New Website

You may have noticed a few changes to the look of our website. We've designed it to make it easier for you to access the information, tools, and solutions you need. 
Browse through the  Tools for Action database to locate our fact sheets, documents, webinars, and more! Our news section will keep you informed with key updates from us and our partners. 
Explore the new!