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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

USICH announces first national strategy to prevent and end homelessness

Next Tuesday, June 22, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will introduce "Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness."

"Opening Doors" will serve as a roadmap for joint action by USICH agencies - Housing and Urban Development, Labor, the Veterans Administration, and others.

Since January, USICH has worked with a wide variety of partners around the country to develop this plan to address the plight of 640,000 men, women, and children without housing each night.

The announcement will be broadcast live June 22 at 9:00 am eastern 

time. If you want to wake up with this exciting event, watch at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Text of "Opening Doors" will be available on the USICH and HUD websites.