News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

April 7, 2016
Just Released: 10 Strategies to End Chronic Homelessness
Page one of 10 Strategies document Ending long-term homelessness for people with disabilities takes robust, coordinated outreach efforts and enough supportive housing to meet your community's current and future needs.

These 10 strategies can help guide your efforts to identify those experiencing chronic homelessness on the streets and in shelters, hospitals, jails, and other settings and connect them with the supportive housing, benefits, and health care they need to end their homelessness once and for all.

Read about the strategies and access tools and resources to help implement them.   

We've Updated our SHOP Tool to Help You End Chronic Homelessness
Supportive Housing The Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP) tool can help you sharpen your strategies to both better target and scale up supportive housing to end chronic homelessness in your community or state. We've recently updated the tool to reflect data from the 2015 Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory Counts.

Start using the tool now! 

Using Shelter Strategically to End Homelessness
Two men at emergency shelter When looking to address the crisis of homelessness, shelters have a vital role to play in providing immediate safety and serving as a bridge to permanent housing. If used well, shelters can be a great tool in your community's efforts to end homelessness.

Katy Miller, our Seattle-based regional coordinator, offers four things to consider as you assess the effectiveness of shelters in your community. 

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USICH Staff Updates
At USICH, our expert staff is our greatest asset. Keep up to date on these changes to the USICH team.