News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

What Three Communities Are Learning About Ending Homelessness for People in Encampments

In 2015, we released Ending Homelessness for People in Encampments: Advancing the Dialogue, to help communities develop coordinated strategies to create lasting solutions for people living, unsheltered, in encampments.
We recently checked in with Dallas, Chicago, and Philadelphia to see what lessons they could share from their efforts.  

How Virginia Uses Collaboration and Coordination to End Homelessness Statewide    
Between 2010 and 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia reduced overall homelessness by 31% and family homelessness by 37.6%. And in November 2015, they became the first state to effectively end Veteran homelessness.

Pamela Kestner and Kathy Robertson describe how the Commonwealth has used a state-level Coordinating Council to drive change and progress.  

Forging Strong Public-Private Partnerships to End Homelessness 

Working in tandem, public and private entities can use resources more effectively, identify and close gaps, and develop a shared understanding of what works best for a wide range of issues.

Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness, shares some examples of public-private partnerships around the country that are getting results in ending homelessness. 

Use Our Updated Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner Tool!     

Supportive housing is key to ending homelessness among people with disabilities experiencing long-term or repeated episodes of homelessness. 

Does your community have enough supportive housing available or in the pipeline? Can you have an even greater impact with your current or projected supply?  

Use our planning tool to find out!

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