We Can All Do Something to End Veteran Homelessness
VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.
The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA’s programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Still, VA cannot do it alone. Organizations and individuals in communities across the country are integral to providing services to Veterans and spreading the word about the resources VA provides to end and prevent homelessness among Veterans.
Explore va.gov/homeless to learn about VA’s programs for Veterans and to find out what you, your neighbors, and your community can do to help Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Know that one phone call can be the difference in the life of a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Make the Call to 877-4AID-VET (424-3838) to be connected 24/7 with VA’s services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know.
- Veterans Administration/Homeless
- My HelathVet
- Veteran Services
- VA Locations
- Prevention Suicide
- Open Advanced Search
- Veterans Affairs Mobile app
- PTSD Coach app
- National Resource Directory– Veteran Job Search
- National Resource Directory app
June 4, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama announced the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness” with the goal of ending homelessness among veterans by 2015. Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Shaun Donovan and Acting Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson also spoke.
The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is a way to solidify partnerships and secure commitments to end Veteran homelessness from mayors across the country.Specifically, the call to action – made by HUD Secretary Donovan, and amplified by leaders across HUD, VA,USICH, and by the National League of Cities – is for mayors tomake a commitment to ending Veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015.
For mayors, county leaders, and governors who have decided to accept the challenge:
Thanks for voicing your commitment for ending Veteran homelessness in your community by 2015! Here are a few steps you can take to get started:
- Let HUD, USICH, and the VA know that you’re committed by emailing email@example.com
- Tell the public! Send out a press release; or hold a press conference or your own twitter town hall; or any other way you communicate with your constituencies.
- A printable list of places you can go to find support
- Have questions about the challenge? This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) documentshould help
- A webinar on housing placement and retention strategies for programs that serve Veterans who experience homelessness
- A webinar that shares advice from successful efforts on how to develop a comprehensive approach, beyond HUD-VASH, that effectively brings the resources available to Veterans in need to improve housing and life outcomes
- A webinar that lays out how providers serving Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness can build strong local connections between VA and Continuum of Care (CoC) resources and rapidly connect homeless Veterans to permanent housing
- Details about HUD and VA’s HUD-VASH program, particularly these HUD-VASH Qs & As
- Support from the Homeless Veterans Leadership Network at the National League of Cities
- Support from Community Solutions
* * * HOMELESS DOES NOT MEAN VOTELESS * * *
Homeless People’s Voting Rights – http://www.nationalhomeless.org/projects/vote/court.html