News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

How Houston and Harris County Are Developing and Using Coordinated Entry to End Homelessness

Coordinated entry is key to using our housing and services resources as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Read Ana Rausch's description of how the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County and its partners have deployed coordinated entry across the community.
Read Barbie Brashear and James Gonzalez's reflection on Houston's progress in implementing two pilot projects to test coordinated entry among domestic violence service providers.

Analyzing Opportunities Within HUD's NOFA Registration Notice for the FY17 CoC Competition


HUD's registration notice, released April 10, creates opportunities to continue to strengthen communities' responses to homelessness, including the creation of a new Joint Component project type.

Policy Director Lindsay Knotts provides a quick run down of the opportunities.  

Answering Your Questions About the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Youth Homelessness     
Last month, at the National Summit on Youth Homelessness, Executive Director Matthew Doherty had the opportunity to answer some questions from community partners about the newly released criteria and benchmarks. Here are a couple of those questions and answers.

If you have questions about the criteria and benchmarks, please let us know!   

Integrating Rapid Re-Housing and Employment is Essential for Ending Family Homelessness   

Far too many families in the United States are experiencing or at risk of homelessness for economic reasons.

A new paper from Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity makes recommendations for how employment opportunities can become a central component of rapid re-housing interventions.

Heartland Policy Associate Caitlin Schnur reviews the paper's recommendations

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