Advocates

"Now is the time to challenge our Nation to aspire to end homelessness across all populations—including families, youth, children, and veterans.” – President Barack Obama

Advocates who address the issue of homelessness focus on a variety of topics related to homelessness while representing diverse populations, geography, and approaches. USICH has committed itself to be transparent in its work and have included the knowledge and engagement of advocates from across the country in the development of Opening Doors.

For the most recent updates from USICH and from our partners on initiatives to prevent and end homelessness visit our Media Center.

Below you will find resources, information, and programs that can keep advocates informed:
 

Additional Resources

Shining Through: The Voices of Young People Heard Clearly at Forty to None Summit

Your Reallocation Questions Answered, USICH Releases Reallocation Tool

Partnering with Landlords to End Homelessness

Meeting the Unique Needs of Families

Building Systems to End to Homelessness: HUD’s FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition

Serving Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

A Sea Change in Fresno’s Homelessness Crisis Response

Hear from Two Community Partners about How They Are Ending Family Homelessness through Our Sept. 10 Webinar

DESC to Create More Supportive Housing to Serve Seattle’s Most Vulnerable

Inspired by People: New Report Offers Alternatives to Criminalization

Connect with USICH at the NAEH Conference

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Is Law

Schools Are a Critical Part of Solutions to End Youth Homelessness

Successful Partnerships through Aligned Missions and Empathetic Relationships

Ensuring that Homelessness Never Follows Foster Care

Baltimore Takes Steps Forward to End Youth Homelessness

Your Input Is Essential to the Ongoing Success of Opening Doors

Four Clarifications about Housing First

How to Talk About Housing First

101,628 People Are Now in Safe and Stable Homes!

Houston Drives Down Homelessness 37% through Community Collaboration and Housing First Approach

In One Year, New Orleans Reduced Veteran Homelessness by 43%, Chronic Homelessness by 30%

The Chance to Grow Up to Be Whatever You Want: Expanding Access to Services for Children and Families

The True Cost of Doing Nothing

Opening Doors Works: USICH Releases Annual Update to Congress

Creating Meaningful Alternatives to Criminalization in Our Communities

Criminalizing Homelessness is Costly, Ineffective, and Infringes on Human Rights

3 Reasons to Address Homelessness as a Human Rights Issue

The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights

A Paradigm Shift: How Fairfax County Made Significant Gains in Ending Family Homelessness

I Believe in Human Rights: My Personal Commitment to Ending Homelessness

Wichita Police Department: Making a Difference for People Experiencing Homelessness

Life Can be Bitter; Everyone Could Use a Little Sugar… One Man’s Journey from Homelessness to Filmmaker

Why Permanent Supportive Housing and Managed Care Need Each Other

How Medicaid Expansion Will Benefit People Experiencing Homelessness

How Coordinated Entry is Working on Skid Row

Rapid Re-Housing is Working in DC

In Indian Country, Serving Those Who Have Served

Peer Mentors and Navigators are What We Need

Emerging research indicates rapid re-housing sets up for success

Homeless Gay and Transgender Youth Count!

A Glimpse into the Realities and Solutions for Ending Youth Homelessness

Reducing the Criminalization of Homelessness

Mayor Nutter Addresses Homelessness in Speech to the US Conference of Mayors

Obama Administration Renews Critical Support for nearly 7,100 Local Homelessness Programs across U.S.

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $1.6 billion in grants to renew support for 7,100...

The Affordable Care Act’s Role in Preventing and Ending Homelessness

What is the Affordable Care Act?  On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care...

Opening Doors Overview

An overview of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, background for...

We Need to be Smarter about how We Understand and Meet the Needs of Youth

Remarks delivered by Laura Green Zeilinger, USICH Executive Director, at the End Youth Homelessness Call...

“In Order to House Everyone, We Must Tear Down Some Walls…”

In this speech delivered at the Georgia Supportive Housing Association annual conference, USICH Policy Director...

Effective Community-Based Solutions to Encampments

Ending homelessness is about protecting and furthering human rights. Balancing health, safety, and community impact...

Solving for Services: New Medicaid Opportunities to Pay for the “Support” in Permanent Supportive Housing

Solving for Services: New Medicaid Opportunities to Pay for the “Support” in Permanent...

Building the Plan

During the development of Opening Doors, USICH stressed the importance of transparency and feedback from...

Advocates

"Now is the time to challenge our Nation to aspire to end homelessness across all...

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