The National Alliance to End Homelessness supports the new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, released recently by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

The Alliance believes that this plan aligns with the most important work that the federal government needs to do on homelessness in the coming years in order to make substantial progress. The plan also provides a model for work that states and localities, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors, should undertake.

All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness (All In) is broad in its scope and scale because it covers actions for 19 federal agencies. At the federal level, the intent is to follow it up with more specific objectives and actions. The Alliance will be monitoring this process and looking for ways that we and others around the country can make these implementation steps as impactful as possible, at the federal as well as the state and local levels.

This blog post highlights some important details that should be of interest to people working in the field about key aspects of All In.

  • It stresses the importance of racial equity and equity for marginalized people to resolve underlying structural causes of homelessness. An essential aspect will be ensuring implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rules.
  • It focuses on the kinds of help that have had the most positive impact on homelessness since the early 2000s: following the proven Housing First strategy of paying for people’s housing, providing health care (including behavioral health care), and helping people to obtain work and benefits.
  • It addresses all homelessness, not limiting itself to homelessness among a single subpopulation.

Read the full article about the new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness by Steve Berg at National Alliance to End Homelessness.