1. Proof Point: The 2014 Point-in-Time Count Shows that Homelessness Is a Solvable Problem


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    Laura Green Zeilinger, Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, provides an overview of the results of the 2014 Point-in-Time-Count of people experiencing homelessness in the United States. With unparalleled community collaboration using Federal strategy since 2010, we've witnessed an overall 10 percent decline in the total homeless population, and of those a 25 percent decline in those who are living unsheltered. Family homelessness is down 15 percent; 53 percent fewer families are living unsheltered. Chronic homelessness is down 21 percent; 14 percent unsheltered. There's been a slight downturn in youth homelessness, but particularly noteworthy are the declines seen among Veterans. Veteran homelessness is down 33 percent, unsheltered down 43 percent. Learn more at usich.gov

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    • Permanent Supportive Housing Bonus in FY 2014 HUD CoC Program: Strategies for Rapid Implementation


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      In this webinar short, USICH Senior Policy Director Richard Cho discusses strategies for the rapid implementation of permanent supportive housing created under the $40 million bonus included in the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. HUD has set aside this funding to create new dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve people experiencing chronic homelessness.

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      • Pathways To Housing PA "Housing First:The Road Home"


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        Housing First- A Solution that works to end homelessness. This videotells the story of Pathways To Housing PA an organization that uses a housing-first approach to end homelessness. They work with people that are chronically homeless and suffer with a serious and persistent mental illness. Their success is primarily because they offer these people something they have never been offered before a place of their own.

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        • Reallocations in the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition


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          Since the September 2014 release of HUD's Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Program Competition, USICH has created numerous resources to equip Continuums of Care for continued success in the program. In this video, USICH Senior Policy Director Richard S. Cho and Management and Policy Analyst Lindsay Knotts provide a quick overview of the NOFA and its emphasis on reallocating funding toward evidence-informed projects. The video also points to a new guide they wrote, which answer questions, such as: What is reallocation? When should a CoC reallocate CoC Program funds? What projects should be reallocated? What are the unique challenges of "one-to-one same provider" reallocations or conversions? What are examples of communities that used reallocations to create more effective systems to end homelessness? Where can you find more information and resources about the reallocation process? That guide is located at http://usich.gov/resources/uploads/asset_library/FINAL_Reallocation_Tool_09_30_14.pdf. For the rest of the FY 2014 resources, visit http://usich.gov/member_agency/department_of_housing_and_urban_development/fy-2013-nofa/

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          • Opening Doors One Year In: Implementation and Voices from the Field


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            Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis hosted this webinar with Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs Derek Douglas and USICH Director Barbara Poppe to discuss the implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness on the one year anniversary of its release. They were joined by stakeholders from a variety of fields and an expert panel fielded questions from the audience at the end of the webinar.

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            • FBC Stories - Larry Eddy


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              A short time ago, Larry Eddy was living at KARM, a homeless shelter in Knoxville. In the course of a year, Larry has been able to get off the streets and into his own unsubsidized apartment, purchase his own transportation, keep a steady job, and eliminate his need for government assistance. Here's Larry's story...

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              • su1113ncfinalkairoshouse


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                This piece focuses on Project H.O.M.E.'s transitional housing facility named Kairos House. This facility stands as a transitional housing facility for those with severe mental illnesses and chronic homelessness.

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                • Taking the Initiative (topic: Chronic Homelessness)


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                  “Taking the Initiative” is a television show which highlights the good work being done in our communities. Program Topic: Chronic Homelssness Guests Lisa Pawlowski: Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Allentown Commission to End Chronic Homelessness, Lauren Giguere: Co-Chair, Allentown Commission to End Chronic Homelessness

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                  • A House & Some Hope


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                    An 8 minute short indi Doc about innovative solutions to solving chronic homelessness in Salt Lake City, Utah. Premiered at: 2014 9th Annual Locals Filmmakers Showcase & 2015 Miner Film Festival Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/camthumanmedia Check us out on Instagram: instagram.com/camthumanmedia Directors: Douglas Emerson, Cameron Thuman, and Ryan Miller Producer: Ginger Tolman Cinematographers: Douglas Emerson, Cameron Thuman, and Ryan Miller Editors: Douglas Emerson and Cameron Thuman Score: "Going Home 5" - Bo Järpehag, Epidemic Sound "Strange Day" - Gunner Johnsén, Epidemic Sound "Deep Aura 1" & "Echoes 3" - Johannes Bornlöf, Epidemic sound Starring: Crystal Stern-Garcia Joshua Ortega Percious-Xochitl Leticia Ortega Joseph C Ortega Anna Marie Hale Esther Gonzales Aline Estrada Angelee Estrada Belisa Estrada Gavriel Kotlov Kain Davis Anastacia Castilito Donal M. Zeiger Special Thanks: Lloyd Pendleton - Director, Homeless Task Force of the State of Utah, Housing First Kelli O. Bowers - Director of Supportive Services, Palmer Court Marci Milligan - Owner, Lotus Community Development Michelle Tschetter - Clinical Director of Services, The Road Home Leslie Thatcher - News Director, KPCW Greg Windley - Handstand Productions

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                    • su1113ncfinalKairosHouse


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                      This piece focuses on Project H.O.M.E.'s temporary housing facility named Kairos House. This facility is home to those with severe mental illnesses and chronic homelessness.

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