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USICH Releases New Federal Strategic Plan
cover page of the USICH Federal Strategic Plan
Dear colleagues:

Today, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

About the Plan

To end homelessness, every community needs to be able to implement a systemic response that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible or, if it can’t be prevented, it is a rare, brief, and one-time experience. And that systemic response must endure for the long term. The development of such capacity cannot be achieved by any one level of government, or by any one sector alone, and requires the investment of time, effort, and financial resources by federal, state, and local public and private partners, working together in close collaboration.

The Plan focuses on identifying and describing essential federal strategies that will help states, communities, and public and private partners build effective, lasting systems that will drive toward the goals now, and be able to respond quickly and efficiently when housing instability and homelessness occur in the future.

The plan also seeks to serve as a road map for non-federal agencies and partners, providing a detailed framework through which they can identify and implement their own strategic activities and align their efforts with federal agencies and other partners. 

To read the plan, visit

Keep the Conversation Going

Share what your community is doing to end homelessness together on social media using #HomeTogether.

Register for USICH's webinar on Thursday, August 9, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern, to learn about the new Plan. Visit to register.

Education in the Plan

The U.S. Department of Education provided feedback on the plan to ensure that the role of education in efforts to prevent and end homelessness were reflected in the plan. NCHE will be sending out additional information about the plan in the near future to draw out the specific elements of the plan that are most relevant to an educational stakeholder audience.


Christina Dukes, Federal Liaison
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
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