Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions, White House, and USICH launch ALL INside initiative to reduce unsheltered homelessness
Thursday, the White House, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Housing Forward and the City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS) launched ALL INside, a first-of-its kind initiative to address unsheltered homelessness across the country.
ALL INside is a key part of All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, which set a bold goal to reduce homelessness by 25 percent by 2025 and ultimately build a country where every person has a safe and affordable home.
Link here to view the announcement on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/live/f9KRmjJ_qCg?feature=share&t=2707
OHS and Housing Forward will partner with USICH and their 19 federal member agencies for up to two years to strengthen and accelerate local efforts to help people move off the streets and into homes.
“My administration has taken a ‘kitchen-sink’ approach to address the challenges of homelessness,” Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson said. “We welcome this partnership with the federal government and will leverage it as another tool to encourage healthier and safer communities in Dallas.”
Homelessness is a deadly crisis caused by the failure of systems that should be preventing people from losing homes in the first place. The partnership will:
- Accelerate locally-driven strategies and enact system-level changes to reduce unsheltered homelessness;
- Identify opportunities for regulatory relief and flexibilities, navigate federal funding streams, and facilitate a peer learning network across the ALL INside communities; and
- Convene philanthropy, the private sector, and other communities to identify more opportunities for support and collaboration.
In addition, the administration will launch new efforts to address major barriers to housing, health care, and other support for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. They include:
Additional USICH members—including AmeriCorps, the General Services Administration, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Justice, Transportation, and Treasury—have also made commitments to support the ALL INside communities.
“Dallas has made great progress in our services for our unsheltered residents, and we know this partnership will provide a significant expansion to our efforts,” said Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn King Arnold. “I want to thank our federal partners and our community service providers for their support, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to reduce homelessness in our city.”
“This year, our community has proven that we know what it takes to reduce unsheltered homelessness. The entire continuum of care has rallied around a shared vision and is executing under a common strategy, informed by data. We collaborate with our partners at the City of Dallas and weave public funding together with funds provided by our incredibly generous local philanthropic community. While we have a long way to go, but we are seeing reductions in unsheltered homelessness in our community. We will not rest until every neighbor in Dallas and Collin Counties has a safe, stable place to call home,” said Peter Brodsky, Housing Forward Board Chair.
Thursday’s announcement builds on The City of Dallas’ and Housing Forward’s collaborative approach through the Dallas R.E.A.L Time Rapid Rehousing initiative (DRTRR), to harness funding from the Federal government. This has been leveraged to bring other resources to the table to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.
To learn more about the City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions: dallashomelesssolutions.com.