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Jasmine Hayes

Deputy Director

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness


At USICH, Jasmine champions the Council’s work to prevent and end youth and family homelessness and ensures it is connected to national goals to end homelessness for all Americans. Most recently, she led the development and implementation of criteria and benchmarks that provide communities across the nation with a blueprint for building a coordinated community response to prevent and end family and youth homelessness.

Reflecting the increased focus on helping people who exit homelessness find employment success in Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, Jasmine co-chairs the new USICH interagency working group on employment and homelessness, aligning efforts to advance education and employment opportunities and promote economic mobility.

Driven by her belief in the dignity and worth of every individual, Jasmine also spent more than 15 years strengthening state and local child welfare practices. For the District of Columbia’s child welfare agency, she led planning, policy, quality improvement, and resource development, spearheading the development of temporary housing resources, increasing access to permanent settings, expanding child abuse and neglect prevention resources for child welfare-involved families, and launching federal demonstration projects.

Jasmine holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto.

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