The Home Depot Foundation and National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, in coordination with the Department of Veterans Affairs, are conducting a historic “Veteran Access to Housing Summit” in San Antonio on July 27. This intense full-day strategic work session is designed to explore and identify opportunities, and challenges, to increase permanent housing opportunities for low-income and formerly homeless veterans graduating from assistance programs.
As part of its Plan to End Veteran Homelessness by 2015, the VA has estimated there is a critical need for about 90,000 units of permanent housing for homeless and low-income veterans. This summit will bring together veteran service providers, corporate partners, charitable organizations and federal agency representatives to share innovative practices, ideas and solutions to problems that can be replicated and have an immediate impact on increasing high-risk veterans’ access to housing.
Topics that will be explored include:
- Multifamily development and property renovations.
- “Transition in place” initiatives to help organizations with under-utilized Grant and Per Diem beds convert part of their programs to longer-term housing.
- Converting foreclosed and abandoned homes to home ownership opportunities for low-income and formerly homeless veteran families.
- Public-private partnerships to increase veteran access to housing – including renovation of existing structures and new affordable housing construction.
Information offered and collected prior to and during the work sessions will be incorporated into a report that will help steer development of policies and replicable practices that have effectively increased permanent housing opportunities for high-risk veterans and their families. This is truly a historic undertaking, and a critical component of the VA’s Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness.
Due to the generous support of The Home Depot Foundation, there will be no registration fee for participants.
If you are interested in participating in the “Veteran Access to Housing Summit,” please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Space is limited and participants will be selected based on this information.
Phone and Email address:
Area of Expertise:
Are you able to submit a 2-3 page overview of your program’s success in providing permanent housing for low-income, high-risk veteran families?
For information, call John Driscoll or Baylee Crone at NCHV, 202-546-1969.