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USICH’s Poppe joins New Orleans Mayor Landrieu in unveiling plan to end homelessness

November 29, 2011

In June, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an executive order establishing the Homeless Services Working Group- an official Mayoral Advisory Committee - tasked with developing a strategic master plan to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness in New Orleans. Today, Mayor Landrieu, along with the Working Group, and officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, and the Veterans Administration, unveiled the strategic plan.  Support for the plan was provided by the Obama Administration through the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative that more directly links federal and local governments, resources, and technical assistance.

Speaking at the release of the New Orleans strategic plan, Executive Director Poppe noted the wise strategies in the plan and urged the city to continue collaboration in plan implementation. “We applaud New Orleans for developing a strategic plan to end homelessness that is guided by many of the best practices that have worked in communities across the country,” said U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Barbara Poppe. “Now is the time to collaborate with all stakeholders, to invest, and to act on strategies that are proven to make an impact.”

Read the press release from Mayor Landrieu’s office

Read the New Orleans Times-Picayune coverage of the plan