Obama-era appointee Matthew Doherty, a top federal homelessness official, announced his forced resignation over the weekend. The move comes as the White House plans a major crackdown on homelessness, specifically in California.
“As Tweets from faster fingers than mine have been hinting, today was my last day in service as Executive Director at @USICHgov, at the administration’s request (as is their right)” Doherty tweeted Friday.
“Incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to serve in this role, and, as importantly incredibly inspired by & in awe of the amazing, dedicated team at @USICHgov. The chance to work in partnership with that team has been a true highlight of my life, as has been learning from the powerful work of people in communities across the country.”
Trump in September ordered federal agencies to come up with a plan to deal with homelessness in California. In July, Trump told Fox News that homelessness is “a phenomenon that started two years ago” and “we never had this in our lives before in this country.”
He also said he "may intercede and do something to get that whole thing cleaned up."
Doherty was appointed as executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness in 2015.
The agency coordinates the federal response to homelessness.
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