The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) released a progress report on the implementation of Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, on June 22, one year after “Opening Doors” was released.
Opening Doors set forth a plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in five years, and family and youth homelessness within ten years, proposing 52 strategies, organized under 10 objectives, to meet these goals. The NAEH progress report rates federal agency actions on each of these strategies, assigning each a grade of “measurable progress,” “progress,” or “no progress.”
According NAEH, progress has been made on 39 of the 52 strategies (75%) and there has been measurable progress made on 18 of the 52 strategies (35%). NAEH concludes that, in order for the goals of the plan to be met, more work is needed on the objectives “Provide Affordable Housing” and “Increase Economic Security.” Specifically, within the objective “Provide Affordable Housing,” the progress report finds that no progress has been made on the strategy to “expand the supply of affordable rental homes.”
To mark the anniversary of Opening Doors, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) held a call for stakeholders on June 22, where it announced that it will soon release its own report on progress made on the goals and strategies outlined in Opening Doors.
The NAEH Progress Report on Opening Doors is available at: http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/4024
Opening Doors is available at: http://www.usich.gov/PDF/OpeningDoors_2010_FSPPreventEndHomeless.pdf
A recording of the USICH stakeholder call will be available at: http://www.usich.gov/