Ending All Native Homelessness Next Federal Target
The multi-agency effort just announced by the federal government to alleviate Native American veteran homelessness may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Last fall, eight federal agencies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on an effort to end all Native American homelessness, not just Native veteran homelessness. The MOU specifically recognizes tribal sovereignty.
In November, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness signed an MOU with seven more federal agencies, the Departments of Interior, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, “to work together on several key actions that will begin to address homelessness both on and off tribal lands,” according to Lindsay Knotts, policy advisor for USICH.