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CHICAGO – All Chicago supports the Biden-Harris administration’s newly released All In: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. Developed by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) in collaboration with 19 federal agencies comprising the USICH council, this plan outlines new strategies to reach an ambitious yet achievable goal of reducing homelessness by 25% by 2025.
All In is a strategic, comprehensive, and inclusive plan that seeks to prevent homelessness systemically, increase the supply of housing with supportive services, and combat systemic racism that has created disparities in homelessness.
“We are encouraged by the new strategic plan, which aligns with All Chicago’s core values,” says Carolyn Ross, All Chicago CEO & President. “This federal plan is an important step forward, and All Chicago looks forward to participating in the increased effort to prevent and end homelessness.” All Chicago’s mission is to unite the community and resources to provide solutions that ensure and sustain the stability of home.
Centered around six pillars – equity, data and evidence, collaboration, housing and support, crisis response, and prevention – the plan outlines strategies and actions that lay the groundwork for a future where everyone has a place to call home. It recommits proven strategies, including the “Housing First” model – an approach where housing is the first step to a better, safer, and healthier life. It also serves as a platform for providing services so people can stay housed. The plan sets the foundation for new initiatives, including one to reduce unsheltered homelessness.
“Housing should be treated as a human right,” said USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet. “The United States can end homelessness by fixing systems – not by blaming the people being failed by them. With All In, the Biden-Harris administrations outlined strategies and actions for doing just that. Now we must scale what works and develop new and creative solutions to build a future where no one experiences the tragedy and indignity of homelessness.”
Learn more about the Federal Strategic Plan at: www.usich.gov/fsp
About All Chicago Making Homelessness History
All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through four signature approaches – Emergency Financial Assistance, Community Partnerships, Data Analytics, and Training. Learn more at allchicago.org.
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