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The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of communities working together to find permanent homes for 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable homeless individuals and families by July of 2014—and it’s working!
In the United States, 200,000 veterans will be homeless at one point during a year’s time, with approximately 107,000 veterans who are homeless each night. Nearly one fifth of the homeless population is veterans, though only 8% of the general population can claim veteran status. The following are community solutions for addressing housing stability and homelessness among veterans. These community solutions were identified and developed by a national coalition of over 55 veteran and military-serving organizations, nonprofits and government agencies.
The National Center on Family Homelessness applies the knowledge of military cultural competency, behavioral health issues, trauma-informed care, and interpersonal violence to address veterans' housing instability, food insecurity, and employment. They develop and provide innovative online resources, training, technical assistance, project management and research.
To learn more visit http://www.familyhomelessness.org
Since 1985 the National Veterans Foundation has helped over 350,000 veterans and their families with crisis and information services through the nation's first toll-free, vet-to-vet hotline for all U.S. veterans and their families.
Their veteran counselors provide veterans and their families with information, counseling and service referrals for issues around VA benefits, mental health counseling, housing, medical services, education benefits, financial issues and more.
To learn more visit http://nvf.org
Wounded Warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at risk of becoming homeless if programs are not put into place to help these service members transition back into civilian life while keeping some stability for their families. That is why Operation Homefront has established the Operation Homefront Transitional Housing Program.
Learn more at www.operationhomefront.net
Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization. Since 1988, it has focused on finding, funding, and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York's poorest neighborhoods. Since its founding, Robin Hood has distributed more than $1.45 billion in grants and initiatives to hundreds of New York City-based soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job training programs, and other vital services that give New York's neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.
Learn more about The Robin Hood Veterans Initiative.
VA helps service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of their mission to serve you, they provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.
Learn more at http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/
Recognizing the specific needs of those who served our country, Volunteers of America provides specialized programs for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. These services provide rapid re-housing, intensive case-management, and focus heavily on increasing our veteran men's and women's employment possibilities. https://www.voa.org/find-housing
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In coordination with the Got Your 6 campaign, the 100,000 Homes Campaign and its partners—including the Department of Veterans Affairs and over 189 participating communities—are leading an effort to house 20,000 chronically homeless veterans by December 2014.
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