Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is a call to action for all mayors and other state and local leaders to publicly commit to making sure that every Veteran who served America has a home in America. 

Since June of 2014, more than 880 mayors, city and county officials, and governors have joined the Mayors Challenge. And 60 communities across 30 different states have achieved the goal. 

To be recognized as having achieved the goal, communities must meet the requirements within the Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness, which are intended to help communities drive down the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness to as close to zero as possible, while building systems that support long-term, lasting solutions that can effectively and efficiently respond to future needs.

If you are ready to begin the process of submitting your own community for federal confirmation, contact your local HUD, VA, or USICH representative.

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Communities that Achieved the Goal
(in order of announcement)

New Orleans, LA Albany, NY Austin, TX

La Crosse, WI

Houston, TX Rockford, IL Middlesex County, NJ Akron, OH          
Mobile, AL Philadelphia, PA Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, and Lee County, FL Scranton/Lackawanna County, PA                      
Troy, NY Mississippi Gulfport/Gulfport Coast Regional CoC, MS Buffalo/Western New York Lehigh Valley, PA                             
Saratoga Springs, NY Montgomery County, MD State of Delaware Will County, IL
Flagler County, FL Volusia County/ Daytona Beach, FL Dayton/Montgomery County, OH Lowell, MA
Lancaster City and County, PA State of Connecticut DeKalb County, GA Massachusetts Balance of State
Cumberland County/Fayetteville, NC Reading/Berks County, PA

Portland/Gresham/Multnomah County, OR

West Central Minnesota Continuum of Care
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC Lynn, MA Shreveport, LA Northwest Minnesota Continuum of Care
Las Cruces, NM Des Moines, IA Riverside, CA Kent County/Grand Rapids, MI
Syracuse, NY San Antonio, TX Santa Fe, NM Nebraska Balance of State
Las Vegas, NV Terrebonne Parish, LA Chattanooga, TN Atlanta, GA
Commonwealth of Virginia Hattiesburg, MS Southwest Minnesota CoC Greater Kansas City: Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO
Schenectady, NY Long Island, NY  Nashua, NH Allegheny County/City of Pittsburgh
Rochester, NY Bergen County, NJ Punta Gorda/Charlotte County, FL Delaware County, PA