Please share the invitation below with any organizations and individuals who are active in efforts to prevent and end homelessness in New England. This includes grantees, advocacy groups, social service agencies, elected officials and people who have experienced homelessness. This is an important opportunity to provide input and direction for the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

You are invited to attend a




10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

At the offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building

First Floor Auditorium

10 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02222

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is currently gathering comments from stakeholders throughout the country as it prepares to revise and strengthen the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. As part of that process, USICH staff will be holding a listening session in Boston on December 6, 2017.

This session seeks input from people who have experienced homelessness, service providers, advocates, and government officials willing to share their recommendations. The meeting is an important opportunity to ensure that our regional voices are heard as the updated plan is developed.

The current Federal Strategic Plan, Opening Doors, has helped drive significant national progress. But there is much more work ahead. You can review a summary of the goals, objectives, and strategies within the current plan in this Participation Guide.

The listening session will be led by Robert Pulster, USICH Regional Director.  The meeting is sponsored by the Region 1 Federal Regional Interagency Council on Homelessness and will include representatives from other federal agencies.

HUD will host the meeting at its offices at 10 Causeway Street in Boston on Wednesday, December 6th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Participants are asked to RSVP by December 1st by emailing Josephine Hauer, Program Specialist for Strategic Initiatives at HHS, Administration of Children and Families: at

Please note that you must pass through building security, so please plan accordingly.

If you are unable to attend the listening session but wish to provide feedback, USICH is soliciting input until Dec. 31. Comments can be filed on the USICH website at

Thank you and we hope to see you there.

Paul Jacobsen

Chair, Region 1 Interagency Council on Homelessness

Acting Regional Director/Executive Officer

US Department of Health and Human Services

Region 1 New England

Suite 2100

JFK Federal Building

15 New Sudbury Street

Boston, MA 02203