Barbara Poppe Leaving USICH

Launched Opening Doors

Barbara PoppeUnited States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Executive Director Barbara Poppe has announced that she will step down from her position effective March 7, 2014.

Ms. Poppe was appointed to the position by President Barack Obama in October 2009. With her leadership, the Administration launched “Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.”

Ms. Poppe said in a press release,

“Over the last four years, we coordinated unprecedented levels of collaboration among federal agencies; we built and strengthened critical partnerships with states and local communities, advocates, businesses, non-profits, and philanthropists; and most importantly we’re ending homelessness.”

Ms. Poppe will return to her home in Columbus, OH, once she steps down. According to the USICH press release, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the White House “are working quickly to announce a new Executive Director who we expect to announce in coming weeks.”

Click here to read the USICH press release.