December 17, 2013

I Believe in Human Rights: My Personal Commitment to Ending Homelessness

Cross posted from USICH.gov One of the most important experiences in my life was the time I spent volunteering at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter while in college. My shifts there, including many from 3:00 to 5:00 in the morning, opened my eyes to the joy of service in ways I had never experienced before. […]

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December 10, 2012

HUD’s 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

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On a single night in January 2012, cities across the country walked through their communities to do a one-night count of their homeless population who live in shelters and on the streets.  This annual point-in-time count aims to measure homelessness over the course of one night every January. Today, HUD reports the results of the […]

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February 22, 2011

1 in 168 Vets Homeless

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Nearly 76,000 veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009 while about 136,000 vets spent at least one night in a shelter that year, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). It is the first time that the federal agencies published an analysis of the extent of […]

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February 17, 2011

The Recovery Act At Two Years : Transforming Government to Win the Future

We’ve accomplished a lot over the last two years. I just returned from a cabinet meeting with the Vice President at which we discussed the successes of the Recovery Act: we’ve found new ways of doing business, we pioneered collaboration that cultivates efficiency and innovation, and we made certain, American cities are better positioned to […]

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