‘Foong on Finance with Keat Foong’: The Government Presents Plan to End Homelessness

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has put forth its plan to end homelessness.  

The USICH was mandated by the HEARTH Act, enacted by Congress in May 2009, to present a “national strategic plan” to end homelessness to Congress and the President.

The plan puts forward strategies to end homelessness among veterans and the chronic homeless by 2015, and homelessness among children, family and youth by 2020.

Sheila Crowley, president of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, said that her organization looked forward to working with the Administration this year to “identify funding sources” to help communities provide homes and needed services to the homeless.

Yes, in light of the recent defeat in Congress of plans to extend unemployment benefits to Americans due to federal deficit “concerns” on the part of Republicans and Democrat “centrists,” the availability of money is often one of the issues.