News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Putting People First
How DESC in Seattle, Washington, Connects People Affected by Opioid Use to Housing
Every year, DESC helps hundreds of men and women who are disabled by serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders to move off the streets and into supportive housing using a Housing First approach.
People Experience Homelessness, They Aren't Defined By It. Let's Make Sure Our Language Reflects That.
In the past, we've written about why it's important to pay attention to how we talk about the work we do in order to build support in our communities for ending homelessness. But how we talk about the people we serve is just as critical. At USICH, we refer to the individuals and families we are working for using people-first language. Our director of communications, Jennifer Rich, explains why we encourage you to do the same.
Don't Miss HUD's New Guidebook on the Core Elements of Coordinated Entry!
Coordinated entry has four core elements: Access, Assessment, Prioritization, and Referral. This new guide explains each of the elements and helps you plan how to implement them. It also alerts you to challenges you may face along the way.