Press Kit

In this section, members of the press will find the Alliance’s most recent press release and the Alliance’s most recent reports.

January 7, 2015
              PRESS RELEASE
              

Mayor Landrieu Announces New Orleans has Ended Veteran Homelessness

Washington, D.C. – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that his city had housed 227 homeless veterans, exceeding its goal of housing the 193 homeless veterans counted in the 2014 homeless census and effectively bringing an end to veteran homelessness in the city.

According to the city’s definition, an end to veteran homelessness means that all homeless veterans who can be located will be placed in permanent housing, or in temporary housing with an identified permanent housing placement within an average of 30 days.

“What New Orleans has accomplished for homeless veterans shows that this is a problem that can be solved,” said Nan Roman, president and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. “In the future, homelessness among New Orleans veterans should be rare and brief. Every city and town in America should take a look at New Orleans and say, ‘if they can do it, so can we.’”

The Alliance has published “Community Snapshot of New Orleans, LA,” on an online resource that examines the city’s successful effort to address veteran homelessness. The Alliance recently recognized New Orleans as one of the 14 largest metro areas that had reduced homelessness among veterans by more than 50 percent in three years.

The city’s achievement comes in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homeless by the end of 2015. To date, 312 mayors, 6 governors, and 71 other county or city officials from across the U.S. have accepted the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in their communities by the end of 2015.

For insight into the implications of the announcement and the nation’s progress toward the goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, please contact Alliance Communications Associate Emanuel Cavallaro to arrange an interview with an Alliance spokesperson.

Contact: Emanuel Cavallaro
(o) 202-942-8297
(c) 703-725-0363
ecavallaro@naeh.org

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The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. As a leading voice on the issue of homelessness, the Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions; works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity; and provides data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.

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Library Resources

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Other | February 11, 2014
This media resource is meant to provide clarification on five common misconceptions about the Department of Housing and Urban Development's mandated Point-in-Time Counts.
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Report | January 18, 2012
The State of Homelessness in America investigates the changes in homelessness across the country. It presents the Alliance's research on the economic indicators and demographic drivers of homelessness and describes how a variety of factors contribute to increased risk of homelessness among vulnerable populations.
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Report | January 11, 2011
The State of Homelessness in America, the first report of its kind, investigates the changes in homelessness across the country. In addition, the Alliances examines economic indicators and demographic drivers of homelessness, examining how eight factors contribute to increased risk of homelessness among vulnerable populations.