Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

Posted by Pam Blanton on June 29, 2010

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has released a comprehensive federal plan that will serve as a roadmap to prevent and end homelessness. The plan notes that in 2009 forty-three percent of adults without families in shelters or transitional housing had a disability. The plan calls for ending Veterans and chronic homelessness by 2015, and to ending homelessness among children, family and youth by 2020. Opening Doors includes strategies based on the fact that housing, health, education and human service programs must be coordinated to end homelessness. The plan also calls for increased access to stable and affordable housing and permanent supportive housing. This link opens a 74 page PDF document. For more information watch a video of the White House announcement about the report.  OPENING DOORS

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