News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Need help understanding your community's data? Read our latest brief!
New Resource! Using Homelessness and Housing Needs Data to Tailor and Drive Local Solutions
No single source of data tells the whole story of homelessness and other housing needs in our country. At the community level, you can use a variety of different data sources to drive local planning and action. Our newest brief provides an overview of several important data sources, describes the definitions they use and what they measure, and highlights how communities can use that range of information to better address homelessness, housing instability, and other housing needs.
In Case You Missed It: Resources for Responding to the 2017 Grant and Per Diem NOFA
The VA's recently released Notice of Funding Availability for the Grant and Per Diem program, due April 4, allows for GPD providers to redesign their programs and strengthen their integration into coordinated entry processes. These resources from the VA and a recently recorded webinar from the National Alliance to End Homelessness can help.
Survey: Understanding Employment Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness
Heartland Alliance's National Center on Employment & Homelessness is surveying communities to assess if and what information is captured about the employment interests and activities of sheltered and/or unsheltered individuals - either through the Point-In-Time count or other means. If you are responsible for developing PIT count surveys and other outreach efforts in your community, please considertaking the survey.
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1275 First Street, NE, Suite 227, Washington, DC 20552