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Veterans Homelessness

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  • CitiesSpeak

Photo: Mayor Toby Barker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, talks with Team Depot volunteers who have partnered with the city as part of Celebration of Service to repair the home of a local Vietnam Veteran.

Since 2002, September 11th has been…

Photo: Mayor Toby Barker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, talks with Team Depot volunteers who have partnered with the city as part of Celebration of Service to repair the home of a local Vietnam Veteran.
Photo: Mayor Toby Barker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, talks with Team Depot volunteers who have partnered with the city as part of Celebration of Service to repair the home of a local Vietnam Veteran.

The Mayors Challenge is a network of 611 elected officials, including 521 mayors, 83 county and city officials, and seven governors who have made a permanent commitment to ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring, beginning with…

  • CitiesSpeak

America's mayors have stated that affordable housing, particularly for the homeless, is an issue of primary concern in their cities. NLC's Elisha Harig-Blaine shares the story of one homeless veteran who was able to…

photo - Nonprofits and Philanthropies Can Help Create Affordable Housing in Your City
photo - Nonprofits and Philanthropies Can Help Create Affordable Housing in Your City
  • CitiesSpeak

This webinar on April 25 will discuss the release of a toolkit with information about how to identify and successfully apply for vacant federal properties that can be used to help the homeless in your city.

photo - How Cities Can Acquire Free Land to House and Serve Homeless People
photo - How Cities Can Acquire Free Land to House and Serve Homeless People
  • CitiesSpeak

December 21 is marked as Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day. More than 100 communities across 39 states will hold memorial services and provide personal remembrances for those that have been lost. 

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  • CitiesSpeak

Yesterday, formerly homeless veterans shared stories of their time on the streets and the life-changing moments that resulted in them now having a home. These women and men represent only a few of the more than 350,000 veterans and families who…

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
  • CitiesSpeak

Yesterday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined federal, state and local leaders to celebrate a momentous achievement in the fight to end veteran homelessness. Over the course of 100 days, the Commonwealth of Virginia decreased veteran…

Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Gov. Terry McAuliffe
  • CitiesSpeak

Coupled with a lack of both resources and consistent investment from federal partners, municipal officials are left in the position of not being able to implement known best practices to combat homelessness.

Last week, both the New…

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homelessness
  • CitiesSpeak

First Lady Michelle Obama addressed and thanked city officials and the National League of Cities (NLC) for their support of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness as part of NLC’s 2016 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.…

  • CitiesSpeak

The city has made dramatic progress in housing homeless veterans thanks to bold leadership and community partnerships.

 

If you are younger than 40, you likely have no memory of a time when persistent and chronic homelessness…

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