(December 14, 2011)–Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced that she has accepted the role of Chair of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). Secretary Sebelius replaces Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis who previously held the post.
USICH is an interagency effort composed of 19 Cabinet secretaries and agency heads aimed at addressing homelessness in the U.S. The Obama administration has pledged to make ending homelessness a priority in 2012, specifically citing the need to address youth homelessness. Such an effort will significantly impact the LGBT community because of the high levels of homelessness and housing insecure experienced by LGBT young people. NCLR looks forward to partnering with USICH under the leadership of Secretary Sebelius and USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe to ensure LGBT homelessness is targeted in the coming year.
Check out the press release about Secretary Sebelius.