November 2013 Archive

26/11/2013 - Wichita Police Department: Making a Difference for People Experiencing Homelessness

Discover how the Wichita Police Department has made an impact in ending homelessness. 

21/11/2013 - Houston Partners Dedicated to Ending Chronic Homelessness

Find out what Houston is doing to help end homelessness.

20/11/2013 - Including Youth in Your Community’s Annual Point-in-Time Count

Learn what you can do to include youth in this year's annual point-in-time count from the Forty to None Project Director, Jama Shelton.

19/11/2013 - Moneyball to End Homelessness?

Baseball, like homelessness, is an unfair game—one without big budgets and profits, but with real bottom lines and consequences. We can all learn something about looking at relevant data to identify the factors that are the most critical to progress.

14/11/2013 - Grit & Ingenuity: Necessary Ingredients

USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe reveals the recipe necessary to succeed in solving homelessness.

14/11/2013 - Public Housing Authorities are a Critical Partner to Supportive Housing

At CSH, we have been working with partners across the country to provide supportive housing – affordable housing with services – to the most vulnerable people in our communities. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are on the front lines of our communities, working day in and day out helping low-income individuals and families.

13/11/2013 - Fresno Housing Authority: Working to End Homelessness in their Community

Preston Prince, CEO and Executive Director of the Fresno Housing Authority, discusses his PHA's efforts to prevent and end homelessness. 


07/11/2013 - 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. 

06/11/2013 - Solving Homelessness is Possible

USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe discusses five key lessons learned on what it takes to reduce and end homelessness.

05/11/2013 - Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Badly First

Zach Brown, Executive Director of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness advocates for a thoughtful venture into the sometimes scary lands of progress. 

04/11/2013 - Maine Partners Dedicated to Ending Chronic Homelessness by 2015

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. 

31/10/2013 - ACA Takes First Steps toward Ending Homelessness

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.  

31/10/2013 - 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.