News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Exploring Policies for Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing

Inclusionary zoning policies are tools that cities and states can consider to increase the supply of much-needed affordable housing. The policies ensure that a portion of newly constructed housing units are created and operated as affordable housing.
Regional Coordinator Katy Miller reviews some questions you should consider as you are exploring inclusionary zoning

Trust and Collaboration Drive Family Coordinated Entry in Phoenix, Arizona  
An evolving and purposeful collaboration has built a data-driven coordinated entry system for families in Phoenix.

Mattie Lord, Chief Program Officer at UMOM New Day Centers, describes the growth and impact of Phoenix's Family Housing Hub.  

HUD Releases Several New Resources on Ending Youth Homelessness

The Coordinated Entry for Youth Brief provides an overview of the four core elements: access, assessment, prioritization, and referral.
Engaging Youth in Decision Making provides guidance on how to engage youth in project development and governance.
Using a Housing First Philosophy When Serving Youth provides an overview of Housing First and how it applies to youth-serving projects.
Rapid Re-Housing for Youth includes a Jump Start Tool, a set of Frequently Asked Questions, and a Checklist.

CMS To Offer New Round of Technical Support for Medicaid-Housing Partnerships      


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is launching a second round of technical support for state Medicaid agencies to develop partnerships with their local housing systems. Up to 8 states, not including those who participated in the first round, will be selected to participate in this 9-month opportunity.
Don't miss this informational webinar TODAY, May 18, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

Read about the first round of technical assistance, which was delivered in partnership with USICH, HUD, and national organizations.

In Memoriam
The team at USICH joins with people across the country in celebrating the life and impact of Michael Stoops, a tireless national advocate who dedicated years of his leadership and wisdom to the National Coalition for the Homeless and to the cause of ending homelessness.
Read more about Michael's legacy from his NCH colleagues.