Tune into the webcast: A new national plan to prevent & end homelessness

USICH Executive Director, Barbara Poppe

information provided by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness:

On Wednesday, June 23, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will host a webinar on the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.

Each night, 640,000 men, women, and children in the United States are without housing. The HEARTH Act, signed into law by President Obama in May 2009 mandated that USICH present to Congress a “national strategic plan” to end homelessness.  Beginning in January 2010, USICH held regional stakeholder meetings, organized federal working groups focused on specific populations, solicited public comment through an interactive website, and engaged experts from across the country to develop an action plan to solve homelessness for veterans, adults, families, youth, and children.

Participating in the webinar will be:

  • Assistant Secretary Mercedes Marquez, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Acting Assistant Secretary Don Moulds, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Assistant Secretary Jane Oates, Department of Labor
  • Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Barbara Poppe, Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

The webcast will be available on www.hud.gov/webcasts, on Wednesday, June 23rd from 2:00 –2:45 p.m. EST. The full report, titled Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, will be available Tuesday, June 22, at www.usich.gov and www.hud.gov.

During the webcast, questions can be asked via email atHomelessness@hud.gov.

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