The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness has released a new report entitled Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. This report addresses efforts to prevent and end homelessness across the United States in the next four years and highlights six areas of increased focus to address the needs of people who experience homelessness. These efforts include:
- Increasing affordable housing opportunities,
- Strengthening prevention and diversion practices,
- Creating solutions for unsheltered homeless,
- Tailoring strategies for rural communities,
- Helping people who exit homelessness to find employment success, and
- Learning more from individuals with lived experiences.
These increased efforts are reflective of three overarching goals with a focus “on federal strategies that will support states and communities to make homelessness a rare, brief, and one-time experience—and that will sustain that success once achieved.” The report breaks this focus down into eight objectives to be met through strategic planning, collaborative efforts on all levels of systemic change.
Click here to read the report.