Under the new leadership of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) met this month to discuss how the federal government can provide more support for innovative state and local efforts to meet the needs of people experiencing both homelessness and mental health or substance use disorders.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it permanently housed 46,552 veterans experiencing homelessness in 2023—surpassing the calendar year goal to house 38,000 veterans by 22%.
Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $150 million in funding for new affordable housing to benefit low-income families in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced nearly $3.16 billion for communities through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, representing thelargest amount of annual federal funding from the CoC Program in history.
This week, Cabinet leaders and federal staff of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) helped communities across the country conduct the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, which provides a snapshot of homelessness in America.