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USICH Approves Proposed Framework to End Youth Homelessness


The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Council met recently to discuss a new proposed framework for ending youth homelessness by 2020. The framework was approved by the Council during the meeting but still needs internal clearance. 

The framework is part of the Federal Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness (Opening Doors) and outlines how to better achieve the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. Some of the actions suggested by the framework are:

  • Create metrics and integrate information systems to gain confident numbers of youth homelessness.
  • Utilize a research-informed intervention model.
  • Implement evidence-based practices of intervention to provide more tangible proof that the system works.
  • Create a gap analysis of program funding and capacity needs.

Click here for the council meeting and framework summary. 
Click here to read 3 expert briefs about youth homelessness. 


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