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USICH Amends Opening Doors

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness has made amendments to Opening Doors – a nationwide initiative to end chronic and Veteran homelessness by 2015, end homelessness for families, youth and children by 2020 and set a path to end all types of homelessness.

The amendment covers 2 sections:

  1. Improving Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth
  2. Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Youth

The 1st section amends objective 5 to include language on educational outcomes and by adding more strategies addressing improved education outcomes. It also amends Objective 2 to include strategies to address increasing knowledge and awareness of successful collaborations and interventions that increase access to and retention in high-quality educational programs.

The 2nd section amends Objective 8 which has been expanded to describe the steps needed to allocate resources to assist unaccompanied youth while considering the level of intervention appropriate to the circumstances.

Read more on the USICH website


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