News from the US Interagency Council of Housing & Homelessness

Progress, Best Practices and Solutions in the Partnership to End Homelessness 1.8.2010

In This Issue
President’s Point Man
The Ohio Benefit Bank
Women Growing Stronger
A Cost-Effective Approach
Fed Programs Increase Access
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SPOTLIGHT The President’s Point Man on Homelessness

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Derek Douglas, 38, is Special Assistant to President Obama for Urban Affairs and his point man on the Interagency
Council on Homelessness.

THE OHIO BENEFIT BANK


In this issue focusing on access to benefits, we look at how the state of Ohio is helping homeless people get back on their feet through a high-touch, high-tech approach to benefits. First stop: The Ohio Benefit Bank.

Helping Women Grow Stronger

The YWCA in downtown Columbus, Ohio, is home for 69 formerly homeless, mentally ill women. The SSI/SSDI Ohio Project is helping these women gain access to income.
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A COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH
SSI cash assistance provides financial resources for housing and facilitates eligibility for Medicaid. A new report says LA County will benefit by investing in people eligible for SSI benefits.

Federal Programs Increase Access to Benefits
Improved federal systems and programs expand access and expedite approvals for SSI/SSDI benefits.

USICH Mission
. . . to coordinate the federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness.


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