News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

March 25, 2016
Talk the Walk on Housing FirstUSICH Deputy Director Richard Cho

This week, the annual Housing First Partners Conference is convening in Los Angeles to share, encourage, and explore the idea of "Taking Housing First to Scale" to end homelessness.

Deputy Director Richard Cho shares his thoughts on why it's important we all become effective ambassadors of the Housing First approach. Here are his three tips to "talk the walk" in order to bring Housing First to scale.  

New Resource for Reentry Professionals: Connecting People Exiting Incarceration with Homelessness Assistance
Housing is a stabilizing force. It provides a consistent base for people so they can focus on accessing the services they need to successfully reenter their communities and break the cycle of homelessness and incarceration. 

This tip sheet provides practical suggestions for reentry professionals on helping people exiting the criminal justice system connect to housing and homelessness resources.

President's FY 17 Budget Seeks Resources to End Chronic Homelessness and Help Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency
FY 2017 U.S. Government Budget Request
Supportive housing is a proven solution for ending long-term homelessness among individuals with disabilities and complex health conditions.
Read our fact sheet to see how the President's budget would help create enough supportive housing opportunities to end chronic homelessness once and for all.
Also learn about how the President's budget would strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in this new fact sheet from the Administration for Children and Families.
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