What Cities Need to Know About Veteran Housing

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
There are more than 18 million veterans currently living in the United States, making up roughly 7.3 percent of the population. With Veterans Day approaching on November 11, here’s how local leaders can work to ensure that all people who honorably served our country have access to a safe home, designed to meet their specific needs. In some cases, helping veterans move from the streets to a home is the first, pivotal step. Since the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness — which NLC leads while partnering with federal agencies, launched in June 2014, 78 communities and three states have shown that it’s possible to make Veteran homelessness a rare, brief, and one-time experience. For other veterans in our communities, we should focus on creating access to resources that allow them to renovate their home to accommodate a disability, or to help them age in place with dignity. Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: Cities Speak