Biden-Harris Administration and the All Neighbors Coalition and the City of Dallas Team Up to Tackle Unsheltered Homelessness 


Dallas Today, the All Neighbors Coalition and the City of Dallas are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the White House and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) to participate in ALL INside, a first-of-its kind initiative to address unsheltered homelessness. (Watch the launch event recording on YouTube:  


As part of ALL INside, the All Neighbors Coalition and the City of Dallas will partner with USICH and its 19 federal member agencies for up to two years to strengthen and accelerate our local efforts to move unsheltered neighbors off the streets and into homes where they can recover from the trauma of homelessness and rebuild their lives. ALL INside will focus on reducing unsheltered homelessness in five additional communities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix Metro, Seattle, and the state of California. 


My administration has taken a ‘kitchen-sink’ approach to address the challenges of homelessness,” Dallas Mayor Eric L Johnson said, “We welcome this partnership with the federal government and will leverage it as another tool to encourage healthier and safer communities in Dallas. 


ALL INside is part of All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, which set a bold goal to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025 and ultimately build a country where every neighbor has a safe and affordable home.  


“Over the last three years our community has transformed its approach to ending homelessness for our most vulnerable neighbors. We have designed a more collaborative, coordinated, and comprehensive system of care that has resulted in a 32% reduction in chronic homelessness and a 14% decrease in unsheltered homelessness. The ALL INside initiative will give us additional supports to continue making significant strides in our community,” said Joli Angel Robinson, President and CEO of Housing Forward.  


To accelerate ongoing efforts by local leaders, the Biden-Harris Administration will offer innovative and tailored support to participating communities for up to two years, including by: 


  • Embedding a dedicated federal official in each community to accelerate locally-driven strategies and enact system-level changes to reduce unsheltered homelessness; 
  • Deploying dedicated teams across the federal government to identify opportunities for regulatory relief and flexibilities, navigate federal funding streams, and facilitate a peer learning network across the communities; and 
  • Convening philanthropy, the private sector, and other communities to identify opportunities for follow-on support and collaboration.  


This year, our community has proven that we know what it takes to reduce unsheltered homelessness. The entire continuum of care has rallied around a shared vision and is executing under a common strategy, informed by dataWe collaborate with our partners at the City of Dallas and weave public funding together with funds provided by our incredibly generous local philanthropic community. While we have a long way to go, but we are seeing reductions in unsheltered homelessness in our communityWe will not rest until every neighbor in Dallas and Collin Counties has a safe, stable place to call home,” said Peter Brodsky, Housing Forward Board Chair. 


In addition, the Administration will launch new cross-cutting policy efforts to address major barriers to housing, health care, and other support for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, as mentioned in the ALL INside White House Fact Sheet and USICH Announcement released today.  


Ambassador Susan Rice, the White House Domestic Policy Advisor; Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, the chair of USICH; and USICH Executive Director Jeff Olivet launched ALL INside in Washington, D.C., along with local leaders, including City of Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn King Arnold and Peter Brodsky, Board Chair of Housing Forward.  

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