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Cold Emergency Activated: Additional services and supports are available for residents experiencing homelessness.
If you see someone in need of shelter, call 311 or (202) 399-7093.
If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.

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The Homeless Services Reform Act of 2005

The ICH was established by the Homeless Service Reform Act, for the purpose of facilitating interagency, cabinet-level leadership in planning, policymaking, program development, provider monitoring, and budgeting for the Continuum of Care of homeless services.  The Homeless Services Reform Act of 2005 (HSRA) became law in October 2005, and was amended in 2017.