Last month, the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) announced its intention to update the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. As part of this process, they invited the public to provide comments and recommendations to inform the new plan.
Community Solutions submitted a letter to provide our comments and recommendation to inform the next iteration of the federal government’s road map to address homelessness. We encouraged the federal agencies involved to:
- Embed equity and Housing First values
- Create accountability for measurable, population-level reductions
- Focus on real-time data and data collection
COVID-19 reaffirmed that everyone deserves a safe, permanent home and lawmakers have the tools to make this a reality – right now. Call upon your local, state, and federal lawmakers to ensure that our homeless response leaders have the resources, tools, and support they need to protect themselves, as well as those they serve. And work toward ending homelessness in your community.