Ending Homelessness Among Veterans

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Solutions Brief | July 17, 2009

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President Obama and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki have made ending veterans homelessness a top priority, and Congress has been exploring legislative solutions to the problem.  While there is great interest in Congress and the Administration, it is unclear how veterans legislation will move forward.  The Alliance believes that any bill should bolster the capacity of the VA to provide assistance to all veterans who are homeless or are at risk, including through rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, short-term emergency assistance, and outreach services.