Overview by: Tim Houchen
September 29, 2018 —
Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, was issued in July 2018, covers Fiscal Years 2018 – 2022, and builds upon strategies and actions taken across multiple administrations and upon the previous federal strategic plan.
The Plan was developed with extensive stakeholder input from staff across federal agencies, national organizations, state and local agencies and organizations, and from people with lived experiences of homelessness.
The Plan reflects strategies that have helped drive national reductions within the annual Point-in-Time counts of people experiencing homelessness performed in communities across the country between 2010 and 2017, including:
• 13% reduction in overall homelessness nationwide
• 27% reduction in family homelessness
• 18% reduction in chronic homelessness among people with disabilities
• 46% reduction in Veteran homelessness
Despite these indicators of progress, there is still much more work to be done to ensure that everyone in our country has a safe and stable home, in a strong, nurturing community, where they can pursue their goals and succeed. This Plan seeks to provide a road map for addressing the challenges we must face together.