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The Texas H2 Leadership Team has aligned the target population and timeline for Texas’ Action Plan with the goals of The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)’s “Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.” The Texas H2 Action Plan will prioritize ending homelessness for Veterans in 2015, for chronically homeless individuals in 2016, and for youth and families by 2020. In addition, Texas’ H2 Action Plan will build on the successes of the Mayor’s Challenge to end Veteran Homelessness in order to meet the housing and health needs of the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Texas’ H2 Action Plan Goals

  1. Increase Access to Housing, Health Care, and Supportive Services throughout Texas by Maximizing Use of Mainstream Resources and Improving Coordination and Utilization of Existing Assets.
  2. Integrate Housing, Health Care, Behavioral Health, and Other Services to Improve Housing Stability and Ongoing Wellness.
  3. Maximizing the Use of Medicaid and Other Resources to Support Access to and Stability in Housing and Integrated Health Care.
  4. Use data to better coordinate services within and across systems.