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January 7, 2015
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.
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
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.