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VA’s Work to End Veteran Homelessness Is a Nationwide Model. Can It Translate for Civilians?

The VA's program doesn’t completely meet the needs of all unhoused veterans, but it’s close. That stands in stark relief to the non-veteran population. 

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A black-and-white photo showing a large group of milling people near a sign that reads "Crestwood Hills/For information regarding this property/Mutual Housing Assn. Inc."
Practitioner Voice

The Cooperative Struggle Against Redlining

Many people are familiar with redlining, but less well known are the handful of cooperatives that sprouted up following WWII with a bold mission: providing integrated, community-owned housing.

Housing

Homeless Vets Given Keys to a New Home and Life

The Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community in Agawam, Massachusetts, offers housing for homeless veterans, along with access to various other supportive services.

Housing

VASH and LIHTC Can Work Together to Support Veterans in Housing and Beyond

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate advanced Ben Carson’s nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), setting up for a final vote later this week. As […]

Editor’s Note

Close to Home

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

Tommy Murray, a homeless veteran.
Homelessness

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.

Housing

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.

Housing

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.

Housing

Veterans By the Numbers

Some statistics about the state of veterans in America.

Navy veteran Mark Hudgins, a white man in a black knit hat with a white beard and a red shirt with a white feather print looks at the camera, standing outside.
Housing

Salt Lake City Walks the Collaboration Talk to Serve Vets

When Salt Lake City committed to ending veteran homelessness, its agencies had to be willing to change and work together in ways that weren’t always easy—but were always worth it.

A man in camouflage jacket an hat talks at a table with a man in a suit, with a Volunteers of America banner on the wall behind them.
Housing

One Mission, One Stop for Veterans in Denver

Service providers come together around an ambitious goal to end veteran homelessness in the Denver metro area.

Close up of an African-American Vietnam veteran with white beard standing in front of a bright blue walk, and holding his hand up to the left side of his face in an "L" shape.
Housing

How Can We End Homelessness?  Let’s Start—and Finish—With Veterans

We are so close to this goal. We should not change our focus before we meet it.

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.
Gender

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.