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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December 14, 2011

Encouraging news for the fight against homelessness

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Yesterday, in a joint press call with Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, HUD Secretary Donovan announced this year’s “Point -in-Time” count, which captures the scope of homelessness on any given night in America. The Secretary was glad to share the news that homelessness has gone down […]

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October 31, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-up

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Happy Hooooousing!  Before you head out to collect your candy tonight, here is today’s dose of housing news. The New York Times gives HUD’s HPRP program a shout out.  A decrease in veterans using homeless shelters. Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic talks about the Administration’s new mortgage program. And the Newark Housing Authority takes on clean […]

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October 28, 2011

A Look inside Veteran’s Homelessness

Today, HUD and VA jointly released the second annual Veteran’s Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR), which assesses the nation’s homeless veteran population. HUD and VA use this information in their work to end veteran’s homelessness through the Obama Administration’s Federal Strategic Plan, Opening Doors. Opening Doors is an unprecedented federal strategy to end veteran and […]

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June 14, 2011

Assessing Homelessness To End Homelessness

Too often, homelessness is seen as inevitable, instead of a problem we can address and solve.  But across the country, communities are taking concrete steps to change that. And in the Obama Administration, we are working to make that possible with Opening Doors, the first ever strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. Not reduce […]

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