A Guide to Developing a State Interagency Council

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness believes partnerships with local communities and states are more important than ever. Through collaboration at all levels of government, the nation can harness public resources and build on the innovations that have been demonstrated in communities nationwide to employ cost effective, comprehensive solutions to homelessness.

Every State and territory has been encouraged by the United States Interagency Council to establish by Governor's Executive Order or legislative authority a State Interagency Council on Homelessness with representation at the Cabinet level from the mainstream income support, health care, behavioral health, human services, Veterans, housing, corrections, transportation, education, and labor departments and agencies.

Click on the links in the toolbar to left to enter this toolkit, which outlines the purpose, actions, and benefits of a State Interagency Council on Homelessness in reaching the goals outlined in Opening Doors.