Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Anti-homelessness strategy

Anti-homelessness strategy expands programs to assist veterans, families

June 22, 2010 The Obama administration released a strategy Tuesday to end homelessness that would expand programs to secure housing for veterans and families with young children, and build on efforts to help chronically homeless Americans.

With the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq highlighting the needs of veterans and the economic crisis straining more families, the administration's plan widens the role envisioned for the federal government in curbing -- and ending -- homelessness. But it does not provide a significant infusion of federal money to combat the problem.

Instead the 67-page strategy {pdf}, drafted by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and unveiled Tuesday, details a host of smaller projects intended to spur collaboration among federal agencies and with local and state governments.

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