Will Lead Implementation of Opening Doors
Coordination of Funding for the Homeless
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced on April 15, 2015 that Matthew Doherty has been named Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).
As the Executive Director of USICH, Mr. Doherty is responsible for the implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, an effort that includes the coordination of Federal homelessness policies and strategies among 19 Federal departments and agencies, as well as partnerships with state and local communities, non-profits, and the private sector.
“With over 22 years of experience working to prevent and end homelessness with local communities across the country and across a wide variety of sectors, Matthew brings a unique background to the position that will serve USICH, the Council, and all people experiencing homelessness well.”
Said Secretary Perez, who serves as the Chair of the Council.
Mr. Doherty has been serving as the interim Executive Director since January of this year. Mr. Doherty joined USICH in 2012, previously serving as the agency’s Director of National Initiatives.
Under his leadership, USICH provides technical assistance and support to communities across the country, building systems of care that ensure individuals, families, youth, and Veterans are able to obtain or regain permanent housing as quickly as possible and access services to remain stably housed.
“I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand the passion, knowledge and dedication Matthew brings to his work at USICH. I’m confident that under Matthew’s stewardship, USICH will continue its track record of strong leadership and bring our nation closer to the goal of ending homelessness.”
“It is truly an honor to have this opportunity to carry forward the work of my predecessors and to work with the fantastic team of staff we have at USICH, both the team working here in DC and our Regional Coordinators working out in the field.”
Said Mr. Doherty.
Mr. Doherty brings to his role more than 22 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, focused on the creation of housing, services programs, and economic opportunities for disadvantaged communities and households.
Click here for the USICH press release.