USICHUnited States Interagency Council on Homelessness
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Details: USICH will be reaching out to local governments and others as the new strategic plan rolls out.
Project Homeless Connect is an "idea that has inspired a national innovation targeted to our homeless neighbors, capturing the creative imagination and best instincts of our country," says Philip Mangano, executive director of USICH.
HUD, VA, USICH, and local partners have used evidenced-based practices like Housing First and federal resources like HUD-VASH (the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program) to get veterans off the street and into stable housing as quickly as possible.
As chair of USICH, Secretary Solis joins the newly elected vice chair, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in implementing Opening Doors, the first federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.
The mission of the USICH is to coordinate the federal response to homelessness, and to create a national partnership with every level of government and the private sector to address homelessness in the nation.
The USICH Second Annual National Summit for Jurisdictional Leaders was held at the Washington Press Club for representatives from across the country.
Our goal was to encourage communities to focus on activities that will help bring someone's homelessness to an end," said USICH Executive Director Philip Mangano.