Community Development, Federal News, Homelessness

HUD and USICH Launch New Homelessness Initiative


The US Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have announced a new initiative, “Dedicating Opportunities to End Homelessness.”

This initiative is focused on the 10 cities that HUD has identified as priority communities and is intended to supplement the plans that are currently in place to end homelessness in those areas. These priority communities will also use a Strategic Planning Guide to estimate housing needs in order to meeting the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

HUD and USICH hope to start the initiative quickly and are planning to hold local stakeholder meetings in October. Interested parties in the priority communities are encouraged to contact their HUD field office or USICH regional coordinator to get involved.

Although none of the 10 communities selected is in Connecticut, the initiative is similar to the work being undertaken in Connecticut through the Reaching Home Campaign to implement Opening Doors – CT, a framework for preventing and ending homelessness in Connecticut. 

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to read more about Reaching Home and Opening Doors – CT.  
Click here for more information about the USICH/HUD initiative. 


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