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11/07/2013 - Life Can be Bitter; Everyone Could Use a Little Sugar… One Man’s Journey from Homelessness to Filmmaker
Twenty years ago, after being released from the Navy to take care of my mother who was fighting cancer, I found myself homeless in Orlando, Florida. Those nine months I spent on the street affected me more than any other nine months in my life. Now, I'm a filmmaker and director. This is my story.
USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe discusses five key lessons learned on what it takes to reduce and end homelessness.
Zach Brown, Executive Director of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness advocates for a thoughtful venture into the sometimes scary lands of progress.
USICH's Regional Coordinator Robert Pulster recently spent a day with Executive Director Barbara Poppe and several of Maine's leaders on housing and homelessness. In this blog post he examinies the work our partners in the State are undertaking to reach the goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2015.
USICH's Executive Director Barbara Poppe discusses the Afordable Care Act, and how the law gives us the tools we’ve long needed to bring permanent supportive housing to scale—a giant leap in our goal of ending chronic homelessness.
10/31/2013 - Strengthening and Transforming Local Partnerships in New York State to Best Serve America’s Veterans and Their Families
On the heels of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) releasing a report on the effectiveness of its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, Colonel (Retired) Jim McDonough discusses how the transformative and impactful vehicle is serving Veterans’ families.
10/21/2013 - Leveraging the Affordable Care Act to Solve Homelessness: A Message to CoCs and Ten-Year Plan Leaders
How can we make the best use of the Affordable Care Act to solve homelessness? USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe poses five questions for communities to consider.
The expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will mean that millions of currently uninsured adults will be eligible for coverage, including many formerly homeless individuals residing in supportive housing.
There is no doubt that Oct. 1st is an important date. But it's not the only date that matters.
Many states are still opting out or remain undecided about whether to participate in Medicaid expansion. One factor these states might consider in evaluating or re-evaluating their decision to participate is the impact of Medicaid expansion on homelessness in their state. But the benefits don’t stop there. State budgets, hospitals, health care providers, and Americans in general also stand to gain from Medicaid expansion.