News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness


 United States Interagency 
 Council on Homelessness          
August 18, 2016

Partnering with Hospitals to End Homelessness
Outdoor hospital sign for emergency department Housing is essential for achieving better health outcomes. New approaches to financing health care create strong incentives and new opportunities for hospitals to partner with community organizations to serve patients experiencing homelessness. 

New Case Study: Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness in Philadelphia 

In December 2015, the City of Philadelphia achieved the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. The Philly Vets Home team credits that accomplishment to four things: on-going collaboration, a system-driven response, perseverance, and a commitment to the Veteran. 
Learn from their successful efforts to achieve and sustain the goal. Read through our other case studies from communities that have effectively ending Veteran homelessness. 

Voices of Youth Count Offers Model for Youth-Informed and Youth-Led Homelessness Counts
Voice of Youth Count This summer, 22 rural and urban communities around the country are conducting a street count and survey of youth experiencing homelessness as part of Voices of Youth Count, led by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. This count will supply critical new data to help inform our national policy and funding priorities.
Learn more about Voices of Youth Count through Regional Coordinator Katy Miller's recap of her recent participation in Seattle's count.  

Federal Interagency Reentry Council Issues Report on Progress and Roadmap for the Future
President Obama sits with incarcerated men at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
To end homelessness, we must understand and address the housing needs of people exiting our nation's correctional facilities.

The more than 20 federal agencies, including USICH, that make up the Federal Interagency Reentry Council
released a new report on the Council's work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes in housing, employment, education, health, and child welfare for individuals released from state and federal prisons. 
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