The end of March 2017 marked one more community that has announced the end of Veteran homelessness in their community. The City of Nashua, New Hampshire joined 40+ communities and three states (Connecticut, Delaware, and Virginia) that have reached the goal of finding permanent housing for all of their homeless veterans.
The VA launched an initiative to end Veteran homelessness in 2010, and to date 480,000+ homeless veterans across the country have been housed under that initiative.
Local Veterans Administration Medical Centers do more than medical care in their communities. They also serve as hubs for the homelessness initiative in their communities. If you know of a veteran who needs assistance with housing, please put them in contact with the local VA center.
In the last six years, the number of homeless veterans across the country has been cut almost in half.
Here are some contacts for people who want to help and people who need help:
- Individuals and Businesses wishing to help eradicate homeless veterans in their city can visit: va.gov/homeless.
- Refer homeless Veterans to their local VA Medical Center or urge them to call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838).
- To learn about employment initiatives for Veterans exiting homelessness, visit: http://www.va.gov/homeless/