United States Interagency 
 Council on Homelessness          
December 20, 2017
Council Convenes With Focus on Partnering with States and Communities

On December 12, the Council came together to discuss essential strategies and evidence-based practices driving national progress, successes so far, and opportunities to strengthen the federal strategic plan.
Policy Director Lindsay Knotts provides an overview of the meeting
Learn more about the evidence behind our strategies.   
Who Accessed Shelter or Transitional Housing in 2016? HUD's AHAR Part 2 Report Tells Us     
Earlier this month, HUD released Part 2 of its 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), which tells us critical information about the scale and characteristics of homelessness in our country.   

Executive Director Matthew Doherty reviews the data.  
Driving Action Through State Interagency Councils on Homelessness 
We often say that the "magic sauce" in our work to end homelessness is when the policies and actions at the local level line up with and fully leverage what is happening at the state and federal levels. State Interagency Councils on Homelessness can help drive that strategic collaboration.
Regional Coordinator Katy Miller explains.  
New HHS Report Builds Framework for Identifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Human Services   
A new HHS report clarifies the definition of "disparities" in human services programming. It also develops a conceptual framework for identifying racial and ethnic differences throughout the service delivery system and for distinguishing between racial and ethnic differences and disparities.
Are You Ready for Youth Count 2018?  
As your community prepares for the 2018 Point-in-Time Count, we wanted to remind you of these resources to help you strengthen your count of unaccompanied youth:  
As we're celebrating the holidays with friends and loved ones, we're also remembering those we've lost and reaffirming our commitment.
Homeless Persons' Memorial Day
December 21, 2017