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On June 4, First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the creation of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness during an event at the White House. The challenge is part of the ongoing White House initiative Joining Forces. Participating state and local officials committed to ending veterans homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, local, and non-profit resources.
A HUD press release details some of the federal resources and recommendations available to local homeless programs. These include adopting a Housing First approach, coordinating outreach efforts, and providing preventive services to at-risk veterans.
An accompanying post to HUD’s online blog, “The Huddle,” examines the challenge’s goal. While veteran homelessness has been reduced by 24 percent since 2010, the number of veterans sleeping on the streets remains “simply unacceptable.”
Share on TumblrThis webcast provides financial guidance to HUD employees, housing agencies and Industry Groups about the Housing Choice Voucher 2014 renewal calculation, NRA conversion to Program Reserves, Potential NRA offset/reallocation for shortfall prevention purposes and HAP Set-Aside funding applications … Continue reading
Share on TumblrThe Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a 2013 budget bill yesterday that significantly reduces services to the poor and the elderly. In addition to cutting federal retirement benefits and slashing Medicaid spending, the GOP-backed plan would reduce outlays … Continue reading