Mayors Can Solve Homelessness

As a mayor, you are on the front line of efforts to prevent and end homelessness. You possess the unique ability to lead your community toward effective and lasting solutions.

Your leadership is needed, now more than ever, to inspire greater collaboration among community partners, to ensure the use of evidence-informed practices, and to strategically leverage assets that will reduce homelessness in your community.

We recognize that mayors play a critical role in achieving the goals laid out in Opening Doors, the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. Today, more than 880 leaders have stepped up to lead the way by joining the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, and over three dozen communities, including three entire states have met the goal.

The strategies and lessons learned in driving progress on ending Veteran homelessness are influencing efforts to end homelessness among all people, and we are committed to helping you get there. We must redouble our commitment to ending homelessness, not just now, but forever.

To strengthen your efforts, you and your community partners can:

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