News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness




50 Communities Have Effectively Ended Veteran Homelessness          


Fifty communities in 26 different states have effectively ended Veteran homelessness, proving that our success isn't state-specific or region-specific - it's American.

Congratulations to Lehigh Valley, PA, and Will County, IL, for helping the country achieve this milestone!
Read our newly updated 10 Strategies to End Veteran Homelessness to learn more about what your community can be doing to join this growing list!

San Antonio Ended Veteran Homelessness Last Year. Here's How.  
 
San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the US by population and is home to more than 100,000 Veterans.

Through strong partnerships and determination, San Antonio ended Veteran homelessness in May 2016. 

Going to the National Conference on Ending Homelessness? Help Us Revise and Strengthen the Federal Strategic Plan!    
 
It's time to revise and strengthen the current Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, and we need your expertise!

As part of a robust stakeholder input process, we will be hosting a pre-conference session from 9 am to noon on Monday.  

Registration is not required, but we'd love to know if you plan to attend!


Washington State Gaining Momentum in Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness





A Way Home Washington is working to permanently lift young people out of homelessness statewide and ensure that they will no longer have to travel long distances to get help.


HHS Releases Updated Profiles on Early Childhood Homelessness By State 
 

To get the full picture of homelessness in your community, it is important to consider a variety of data.
These updated state profiles provide a snapshot of early childhood homelessness using 2014-2015 data  from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  


Read the report.  
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House Appropriations Committee releases draft spending bill for Housing and Urban development
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This week the House Appropriations Committee released its draft spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018. As the appropriations process continues, details will be revised, but here are some things to note regarding programs that focus on Americans with the lowest incomes:
  • This bill is based on spending caps that return to very low “sequestration” levels, then go lower.
  • Proposed spending for homeless assistance is level, which allows for programs to maintain capacity, but falls further behind the actual need.
  • Nominal increases for Section 8 don’t keep up with rent increases, so fewer people will get housed.
  • Public housing continues to be funded below maintenance level.
For more details on the draft bill, and information about what you can do about it, read our latest blog post here.
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Reminder: Housing Day of action is in less than two weeks! July 22 - 29, 2017
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Our partners at the National Low Income Housing Coalition are preparing for a National Housing Week of Action from Saturday, July 22nd through Saturday July 29th. This will include rallies, marches, town halls, and other events calling for greater investments in affordable homes. Find out if there is an event taking place near you, or how to hold an event in your local community yourself by visiting the Our Homes, Our Voices website.
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TRUE COLORS FUND TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 40 OF THE 40 LIST
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The 40 of the 40 list provides a platform for the 40% of youth experiencing homelessness who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, age 18-24. Youth are the experts of their own truths, and we aim to honor their voices and their stories. Our goal is to inspire hope and help reduce the stigma often associated with housing instability and homelessness.

The 40 of the 40 list gives young people a unique opportunity to become spokespeople for their communities and apply for the True Fellowship program. We want to offer the same opportunities and more to 2018’s list of honorees – but first we need YOU to nominate them!
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House Releases Draft HUD Spending Bill: What's in it, and What it Means.
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This week the House Appropriations Committee released its draft spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018. As the appropriations process continues, details will be revised, but here are some things to note regarding programs that focus on Americans with the lowest incomes: This bill is based on spending caps that return to very low "sequestration" levels, then […]
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If Congress cuts Medicaid, ending homelessness gets much harder
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UPDATE: Since this was posted, the Senate announced it would delay a vote until after the July 4th recess. While this delay is an important victory, it does not mean it had been defeated. Now is still the time to take action to fight these cuts! The Senate is barreling toward a reported goal to […]
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Congratulations to the Georgia Emergency Shelter Housing Challenge Participants!
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Back in March I blogged about the exciting start of the 90 Day Housing Challenge in Georgia. As part of the challenge, 18 organizations across Georgia vowed to move as many families, individuals, and youth as possible from homelessness to homes over the course of 90 days. Monday, June 12 marked the end of the […]
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