Thursday, May 31, 2012

VA Announces Partnerships to House Homeless Veterans

Most of us Veterans don't leave our brothers and sisters behind, but the Country does and has for decades, even some vets, DeJa-Vu nothing changes!!

VA Announces Partnership to House 10,000 Homeless Veterans in 2012
Agency will collaborate with the "One Hundred Thousand Homes" Campaign

May 30, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will collaborate with the "100,000 Homes" Campaign and its 117 participating communities to help find permanent housing for 10,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless Veterans this year.

"President Obama and I are personally committed to ending homelessness among Veterans," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. "Those who have served this Nation as Veterans should never find themselves on the streets, living without care and without hope."

The collaboration is intended to help accomplish Secretary Shinseki's goal of ending Veteran homelessness in 2015. It will also support the ongoing work of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and a host of state and local organizations working to implement "Opening Doors," the federal plan to end chronic and Veteran homelessness. According to the 2011 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report to Congress, homelessness among Veterans has declined 12 percent since January 2010. read more>>>

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