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U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to release national plan to fight homelessness
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The White House on Wednesday announced that on Tuesday, June 22, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will release the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
President Barack Obama signed into law the HEARTH Act in May 2009, which mandates that USICH present a “national strategic plan” to end homelessness to Congress.
USICH has held regional stakeholder meetings since January, organizing federal working groups focused on specific populations, soliciting public comment through an interactive website, and engaging experts from across the country to develop an action plan to solve homelessness for veterans, adults, families, youth, and children.
Approximately 640,000 men, women, and children in the United States are without housing.
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