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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.
LGBT youth experience homelessness at disproportionate rates, making up an estimated 40 percent of young people who are experiencing homelessness. With statistics like that, why aren’t we taking steps to protect this vulnerable population?
More than 20 organizations joined together to create the Skid Row Coordinated Entry System, in alignment with the Home For Good campaign in Los Angeles. The goal was to make systematic changes that would foster collaboration. For the first time, a system permanent supportive housing services for chronically homeless individuals were being examined, re-imagined, and improved.