News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

New Case Studies Explore Innovative Strategies for Connecting People in Encampments to Housing           

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 in encampments.
We checked in with Charleston, San Francisco, and Seattle to see what lessons they could share from their efforts, adding to previous case studies from Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia.  

Highlights from the CoC NOFA: New Opportunities for Innovation and Partnership      

Policy Director Lindsay Knotts explores opportunities to expand housing supports and improve system performance through the new Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing Component Project type and the DedicatedPLUS designation option for permanent supportive housing projects.
Policy Advisor Brittani Manzo describes opportunities for CoC lead organizations, homelessness services and housing providers, and domestic violence service providers to strengthen their collaboration and partnerships

Miss These Webinars on HUD's Continuum of Care Competition? View Them Now!       
USICH Webinar: We explored strategies for success in responding to the NOFA, including an overview of key policy priorities and important changes from last year's competition. View the recording!

National Alliance to End Homelessness Webinar: NAEH focused on the new Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing Component Project type. View the recording!

Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice System Involvement and Youth Homelessness

A new report from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and its partners draws on expertise from across the country to help ensure that young people do not experience homelessness as a result of being involved in the justice system, and alternatively, that experiencing homelessness does not lead young people into contact with the justice system.

Celia King, a Fellow at the Coalition, explains more about the Principles for Change
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