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Federal Plan to End Homelessness Rejects Proven Strategies, Won’t Meet Rising Need

October 20, 2020

The new federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, released yesterday by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), deviates in significant and disappointing ways from previous Obama and Trump Administration plans. Rather than directing communities and homelessness...

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Boost Homelessness Funding in Next Economic Relief Package

August 6, 2020

As policymakers negotiate the next economic relief package, they must provide more funding for homelessness service and prevention programs. An additional $11.5 billion would help to ensure that people experiencing homelessness can access shelters that can keep them safe from the pandemic and to reduce the number of people losing their homes in the first place.

On any given day, nearly...

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Leveraging COVID-19 Funding to Fight Homelessness, Help Marginalized Communities

June 10, 2020

The CARES Act’s $4 billion for housing under its Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, along with its other COVID-19 relief, can go far in serving people experiencing or at risk of homelessness during this crisis. But how far it goes depends on any steps that states and communities take to not only address the current crisis but correct longstanding inequities that perpetuate homelessness...

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