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Veterans Homelessness

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  • 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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homeless
  • 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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sunset
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities like Parma, Ohio, are partnering with organizations such as Purple Heart Homes and The Home Depot Foundation to ensure aging veterans and those with service-connected disabilities have safe housing. (Photos: Purple…

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ohio
  • CitiesSpeak

In recent years, dramatic progress has been made across the nation in the effort to reduce Veteran homelessness thanks to strategic planning, bold leadership, and unprecedented community collaboration. These elements are being paired with data-…

Members of Team Depot build a community garden in LA.
Members of Team Depot build a community garden in LA.
  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the target goals?

 In 2014, the Point-in-Time count organized under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to identify the homeless counted 193 homeless veterans in New Orleans. The city government…