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The Campaign to End Homelessness for Veterans: A Few Bright Spots


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It appears that the problem of Veterans Homelessness is not an intractable one. Several Cities and a few States are either reporting an end to Veterans Homelessness or  making great strides in attaining this once ‘unachievable’ goal. There is some degree of debate regarding the definition of ‘functional vs actual’ end to Veterans Homelessness, but there is no debate as to the actual progress been made to date.

 

City of Las Cruces ‘functionally’ ends veteran homelessness LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – The city of Las Cruces announced Monday afternoon that it reached a major milestone as it is the 13th city to end veteran homelessness in the country. City officials said that Las Cruces has reached “functional zero” for

 

 

 

 

http://wtvr.com/2015/11/18/has-veteran-homelessness-really-ended-in-virginia/Has Veteran homelessness really ended in Virginia? RICHMOND, Va. — When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the end of veteran homeless in Virginia last week, Nancy Gefvert of Blue Star Families of Richmond felt the governor missed a large sector of the homeless veteran population. The Blue Star mother …

 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rhode-island-veterans-homeless_563f938de4b0307f2cadd1d3Rhode Island Latest State Poised To End Veterans’ Homelessness The efforts that have secured Perrault a newly renovated one-bedroom apartment — complete with new furniture and even a TV — for a rental voucher and $25 per month for rent and utilities are part of a national push to end homelessness among veterans

 

 

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/11/20/buncombe-close-ending-veteran-homelessness/75889358/Buncombe close to ending veteran homelessness The smell of cornbread wafts through the two-bedroom home off Mullberry Street in Woodfin. Bobby Lewis is making himself dinner. He has pork chops marinating in the refrigerator, baked sweet potatoes in the oven and collard greens on the stove. At 6

 

 

 

 

http://wtkr.com/2015/11/19/norfolk-ends-veteran-homelessness/Norfolk ends veteran homelessness Norfolk, Va.- It is estimated that on any given night, almost 50,000 veterans are homeless. The city of Norfolk has decided to take action and create solutions for this massive problem. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim made history in September 2014 by being

 

 

 

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/11/trenton_on_track_to_end_veterans_homelessness_by_y.htmlTrenton on track to end veterans homelessness by year end TRENTON — Clinton Geddis’ descent into homelessness began when he returned home from war and was unable to cope with the day-to-day stress. “When it’s all over, when you lay down your weapons and you’re not under orders anymore, what becomes …

 

 

 

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_29114398/zero-twin-cities-homeless-veterans-coalition-says-goalZero Twin Cities homeless veterans – coalition says goal is in sight Tony Holmes served in the Army from 1979 to 1981. Much of the rest of his life has been downhill. “People say, ‘Well, you don’t look homeless,’ ” said Holmes, who lives at Catholic Charities’ Higher Ground shelter in Minneapolis. He’s been sober for

 

 

 

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/11/20/report-homelessness-rate-vets-drops-kentucky/76094866/Report: Homelessness rate for vets drops in Kentucky A federal agency is reporting homelessness among military veterans has fallen by 7 percent in Kentucky in recent years. In Los Angeles, officials said in September that they will declare a state of emergency on homelessness and propose spending $100 …

 

 

 

http://alpenhornnews.com/county-to-end-veterans-homelessness-by-end-of-year-p6519-155.htmCounty to end veterans’ homelessness by end of year Reducing the county’s population of homeless veterans to zero in San Bernardino County may have sounded like a pipe dream to many. However, on October 20, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to increase its level of …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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