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Watch the Opening Doors Anniversary Webinar Online Now

June 24, 2011

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis who also serves as USICH Chair hosted a stakeholder conference call on June 22nd to mark the one year anniversary of the release of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness.

Opening Doors is the first ever comprehensive federal plan to prevent and end homelessness. Since its release USICH and its federal partners have been working to implement the Plan. Unprecedented collaboration has occurred throughout all levels of government and with private, non-profit, and faith based organizations as we work to end homelessness in America. The Council agencies have both individually and collectively advanced the strategies contained in the Plan.

Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs Derek Douglas and USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe joined Secretary Solis to discuss the roles the federal government and Administration have played over the first year of Opening Doors. Key leaders shared their thoughts on the impact of plan implementation to date and what is needed as we move forward into year two of implementation.

At the end of the webinar a panel of experts fielded questions from the audience.

Watch it now