Veterans a focus of Homeless Coalition efforts

tackling veteran homelessness With HUDStat. Highlights . Veterans are far more likely to experience homelessness than other Americans, in part because of their high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder, physical injuries and disabilities, and other factors that make reintegrating into civilian life and employment difficult.

Cindy Sturtevant Borden is the Assistant Director, Technical Assistance and Training for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). In this role, she leads NCHV’s Technical Assistance Center with a focus on the DOL-VETS Homeless Veteran’s Reintegration Program (HVRP).

The National Coalition for homeless veterans estimates that on any given night, 200,000 veterans are homeless, and 400,000 veterans will experience homelessness during the course of a year (national coalition for Homeless Veterans, 2006). 97% of those homeless veterans will be male (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008).

Abstract "background: women veterans are three to four times more likely than non-veteran women to become homeless. However, their risk factors for homelessness have not been defined. Methods: Case-control study of non-institutionalized homeless women veterans (n=33) and age-matched housed women veterans (n=165).

“We may have to re-examine what success is,” said John Driscoll, president of the National coalition. veterans homelessness, including surveying shelter beds and low-income housing options in major.

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the departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor, among others, expanded grants targeting homelessness and rewrote requirements to focus efforts on permanent housing. wick acknowledges Houston’s success with ending homelessness among veterans, but sees that group as only a small subset of the homeless population.

Neal Loidolt: Ending veteran homelessness is possible – and the lessons we learn will have broad application – As we developed new options to serve more women veterans, we discovered more women veterans in need. We also learned that we can end homelessness with a laser focus on people and. across the state.

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Veteran Resources – El Paso Coalition for the Homeless – Preventing and Ending Veteran Homelessness is a priority focus of the El Paso Continuum of Care and there are multiple programs designed specifically to assist in this effort. The City of El Paso and County of El Paso both have resource directories to assist veterans which can be accessed through the following links: [.]

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VA drops goal of zero homeless veterans. The veterans homeless pledge was a key promise of Barack Obama’s presidency, and was followed by years of White House focus on the issue and routine funding boosts. Since 2010, more than 480,000 veterans and family members have received housing assistance from the department.