The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is an independent establishment in the Executive Branch that promotes and coordinates Executive Branch activities to assist homeless persons. The Council consists of 20 agencies, and the positions of chairperson and vice chairperson rotate among the agencies on an annual basis.
The Council has various duties, including (1) review of all federal activities and programs to assist the homeless; (2) development of a comprehensive approach to end homelessness; (3) taking actions to reduce duplication among such programs and activities; and (4) preparing an annual report on homeless programs and activities.
Legal Authority: Title II of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
(42 U.S.C. 11311 et seq.).
Location: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Federal Center SW, 409 Third Street, SW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 708-4663.
Information Sources: Office of U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. On the Web
Current Status: Active.