State and Local Governments
The work of ending homelessness does not happen on the national level, it happens on the local level, in states, cities, towns, and counties. Without state and local governments taking initiative and implementing successful strategies to achieve measurable results, our nation will not achieve the goals laid out in Opening Doors: to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among Veterans by 2015, to end homelessness among families, youth, and children by 2020 and to set a path to ending all types of homelessness.
Read details about the four steps of Opening Doors Across America and the states and communities who are leading the way
Join us now! Begin the process of becoming an Opening Doors Community
Level one:Become a Participating Community by contacting your regional coordinator and letting us know that you agree to complete the steps of Opening Doors Across America
Level two:Become an Opening Doors Community by completing these steps and setting your community on a path to achieve the goals of Opening Doors.
Adopt the four goals of Opening Doors
Convene your state or community interagency council
Opening Doors Communities will be able to participate in a feedback exchange with USICH and other Opening Doors Communities. USICH will publicly highlight the successes of Opening Doors Communities.