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It’s time for more coordination between the community development field and veterans groups.

Tommy Murray, a homeless veteran.

Ending Veteran Homelessness: A Goal with a Plan

The administration’s campaign to end veteran homelessness involves unprecedented cross-agency collaboration, a willingness to embrace new methods, and substantial resources. It’s a combination that just might work.

Serving Those Who Served

Community organizations, including some that are not veteran-specific, are figuring out how best to reach and serve an increasing number of veterans in need.

Short-Term Funds With Long-Term Impact

The changes that stimulus funding made in Lane County, Oregon’s homelessness prevention will last past the funds themselves—but they could have a lot more effect, especially for veterans, if federal funding continued.

Don’t Call Them Homeless Veterans

Opposition to housing for military veterans can be hard to fathom. But when it comes to our own neighborhoods, it seems many of us simply don’t want a military veteran living next door.

Economic Security First

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir. Times Books, 2013

We May Be Small, But…

Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World, by Catherine Tumber. MIT Press, 2012

An African-American woman with a pink flower in her hair stands at a podium with a Veteran's Affairs seal on it with her hand on her heart, facing a crowd. An American flag is to her side.

We Served Too

Women are an increasing percentage of veterans, and of homeless veterans, but their experiences of homelessness differ from their male counterparts, and so must the solutions.

One Veteran’s Story

Michael Powell’s journey from childhood poverty to military service and subsequent struggle with addiction is probably not unlike thousands of others who have served; but in listening to his story, you realize that somewhere along the way it may have become more complicated than it needed to be.