News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Our Opportunity to Learn from the Response to Hurricane Harvey  


Partners in Texas have provided us with a case study on how to respond to disasters with purpose, creativity, shared responsibility, and strengthened partnerships.

In remarks to the Texas Homeless Network, Executive Director Matthew Doherty urges us to take the lessons from the response to that urgent crisis and reinforce and strengthen our response to the on-going, daily crisis of homelessness in our communities.   

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Region 7 Gathers to Advance Ending Youth Homelessness in the Heartland          

The Ending Youth Homelessness in the Heartland Conference held last month in Kansas City was the first region-wide conference in the Heartland dedicated to youth homelessness.  
The conference brought together adult and young adult leaders from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska to learn from each other and federal, state, and local partners.

You Won't Want to Miss These New Tools from Our Partners  

  • The Department of Health and Human Services has published a series of research briefs from the Youth/Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness demonstration grants.
  • The Department of Labor is launching "Our Journey Together: The WIOA Youth Program Technical Assistance (TA) Series" to support the workforce system in their programming efforts to improve outcomes for youth. The first webinar is October 24.
  • A Way Home Canada has released This is Housing First for Youth: A Program Model Guide that can help ensure that your community is connecting young people to permanent housing with the appropriate services to help them succeed as quickly as possible. 

October  is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM)

How can you strengthen collaboration through your partnerships with domestic violence service providers? Here are four strategies from our Policy Advisor, Brittani Manzo.
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