News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness


 United States Interagency 
 Council on Homelessness          
August 1, 2016

It was great to see and meet with so many of you at this week's National Conference on Ending Homelessness! For those of you who couldn't make it in person, check out #NAEH16 on Twitter for highlights.

New Guide Helps CoCs Review Domestic Violence Transitional Housing Projects for the CoC Program Competition

Housing programs for survivors of domestic violence are a critical component of a comprehensive homelessness service system. 

This guide was designed to help Continuums of Care (CoCs) review domestic violence transitional housing project applications during the CoC program competition.
New Resources to Help You Reach the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness!

Two men in a shelter We've developed two new tools to accompany the Criteria and Benchmark for Achieving the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness released last month:   
Council Moves Forward on Interagency Data Model on Youth Homelessness, Discusses  Regional Engagement Strategies 
nullOn July 20, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness met for the second meeting of 2016. Our Chair, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, led a robust discussion focused on two of our key priorities for the year, advancing the coordination across federal programs that serve youth homelessness, and strengthening federal regional engagement in preventing and ending homelessness. Read the recap.

Now Available! Webinar Recording, Slides, and Additional Resources For FY16 CoC Program Competition 
On Friday, July 22, Deputy Director Jasmine Hayes and Policy Director Lindsay Knotts hosted a webinar on Strategies for Success for HUD's FY 2016 CoC Program Competition.

Watch the webinar recording, view the slides, and take a look at other handy resources.  

Department of Education Releases Guidance on Every Student Succeeds Act Provisions 
The guidance will assist state and local partners in understanding and implementing the new law in order to better protect and serve students experiencing homelessness and help schools in providing these students with much needed stability, safety, and support. The new provisions take effect October 1, 2016.