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Homeward DC: ICH Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020

Homeward DC

Homeward DC, the ICH Strategic Plan (2015 - 2020), lays out a bold vision:

Together, we will end long-term homelessness in the District of Columbia.  By 2020, homelessness in the District will be a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience.

The plan is built on three major goals:

  1. Finish the job of ending homelessness among Veterans by the end of 2015; 
  2. End chronic homelessness among individuals and families by the end of 2017; and
  3. By 2020, any household experiencing housing loss will be rehoused within an average of 60 days or less.

The plan identifies a series of action items across five key strategies.  The five key strategies are:

  1. Develop a more effective crisis response system;
  2. Increase the supply of affordable and supportive housing; 
  3. Remove barriers to affordable and supportive housing;
  4. Increase the economic security of households in our system; and
  5. Increase prevention efforts to stabilize households before housing loss occurs.

We know that homelessness is solvable when we have a common vision, we keep a laser-like focus on outcomes, and we have the resources to get the job done.  Together, we can ensure that homelessness in the District of Columbia is a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience.