USICH: Obama Administration Deepens Commitment to End Homelessness

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On July 28, 2014 (EST)

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) met on July 18, 2014 to discuss progress and planned actions to increase the degree to which Federal mainstream programs and resources are being brought to bear in efforts to end homelessness. As part of this focus, the Council selected Labor Secretary Thomas Perez as Chair, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Vice Chair. Throughout the Administration, President Obama has appointed leaders who are personally dedicated to ending homelessness and who are focused on achieving outcomes.

The announcement states: "With our focus intensifying on leveraging mainstream systems to end homelessness, the strong leadership and personal commitment of both Secretary Perez and Secretary Burwell will build and strengthen the bridges between health care and housing and the ladders of opportunity for all Americans-including increasing meaningful and sustainable employment for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness."

To learn more about activities underway at USICH, please go to: http://usich.gov/media_center/featured_articles/obama-admini



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