Ending Veteran Homelessness
Last updated on November 30, 2018
We know how to end homelessness among Veterans. A growing list of communities across more than 30 states has proven that ending Veteran homelessness is possible and sustainable.
Urban, suburban, and rural communities alike have proven that we can drive down the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness to as close to zero as possible, while also building and sustaining systems that can effectively and efficiently address Veterans’ housing crises in the future.
What's Driving Progress
Our progress has been driven by urgent action at all levels of government and across all sectors.
- Federal agencies engaged in unprecedented coordination and shared responsibility.
- Congress expanded investments into federal programs, such as the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program and the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
- State and local entities and the philanthropic community aligned investments with federal resources.
- Communities have formed stronger partnerships to deploy those resources through best practices, including coordinated entry and Housing First approaches.
- And governors, mayors, and other public officials have mobilized their communities in support of a clear and ambitious goal.
What You Can Do