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Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan discusses how the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget shows the Obama Administration's commitment to ending homelessness and how the President's Budget allows the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to achieve the goals of Opening Doors.
Executive Director of USICH Barbara Poppe provides examples of how the Family Connection resource can improve communities' approach to helping families experiencing homelessness.
02/20/2014 - Working in Partnership to End Homelessness among Families: The Importance of Clarity of Purpose and Action
Incoming Executive Director of USICH Laura Zeilinger discusses what an end to family homelessness actually means, and how the new Family Connection tool can aid communities and stakeholders in realizing this goal.
Robert Pulster, Regional Coordinator for USICH, reflects on his recent trip to New Hampshire, where he shared USICH's new resource on family homelessness.
Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Chidlren and Families Mark Greenberg discusses in detail what is being done to end homelessness among families now and what will be done in order to end family homelessness by 2020.
02/06/2014 - Fireman Foundation Finds that Rapid Re-Housing, Economic Opportunity are Key to Ending Family Homelessness
Susanne Beaton, Director of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, shares how a "new vision of stabilization for families" led to the creation of the Secure Jobs initiative, a collaboration between State and community partners that brought promising results.
02/05/2014 - A Paradigm Shift: How Fairfax County Made Significant Gains in Ending Family Homelessness
Dean Klein, director of the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness in Virginia, relates how a shift from managing to ending homelessness led to innovative practices, strong collaborations, and truly incredible results.
Deputy Director Laura Zeilinger discusses the vital role mayors across the country play in ending homelessness, reminding us that to reach our national goals we must first act locally.
Beginning from Secretary Shinseki's promise to give all Veterans "a hope, a home, and a future, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Ralph Becker, chronicles the amazing journey of committing and then successfully ending chronic Veteran Homelessness in his city.
Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix shares that through implementing coordinated partnerships and a "housing first" strategy, his city was able to successfully end chronic Veteran homelessness.