News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

February 24, 2016
We Must be a Nation with a Home for Every Child


Luke Tate speaking at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness
Photo Credit: National Alliance to End Homelessness
Last week at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, Luke Tate, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Mobility, called on all of us to finish the job of ending family homelessness. He emphasized the administration's full support of and commitment to communities, demonstrated by the significant investments sought in the President's FY 2017 budget.

Read Luke's remarks.

Strengthening our Systems, Improving our Practices, Sharpening our Thinking
USICH Executive Director Matthew Doherty

Also at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, our executive director, Matthew Doherty, reflected on how our conversations must drive actions needed to seize the historic opportunities we have in front of us -- this year and beyond.

Read Matthew's reflection. 


Just Released: Guidance for States on Aligning Efforts to End Chronic Homelessness & Implement Olmstead Mandate

This new document from USICH provides seven key strategies to guide states in developing an action plan to achieve both an end to chronic homelessness and compliance with the community integration mandate issued through the Supreme Court ruling Olmstead v. LC.
Read Deputy Director Richard Cho's reflections on the significance of these efforts.
Six Resources You Can Use to End Family Homelessness
Young child on bicycle
In his FY 2017 Budget, the President calls for enough resources for all communities to achieve and maintain an end to family homelessness once and for all.

e've gathered six resources to assist you in your work to achieve this goal.

Hear from our Experts in these Upcoming Webinars
Housing + Employment=Works (Thursday, February 25, 1:00 p.m. EST): Join Policy Director Jasmine Hayes for a discussion on how CoCs can leverage WIOA-based employment supports for job seekers in rapid re-housing.
Homelessness as a State of Emergency (Wednesday, March 9, 1:00 p.m. EST): Hear from Regional Coordinator Amy Sawyer on what homelessness states of emergency mean for communities and people experiencing homelessness.

Congratulations to the following communities for ending Veteran homelessness!

State of Connecticut * Reading/Berks County, PA * Volusia County/Daytona Beach, FL