Brevard County is Ending Veteran Homelessness!
We have every expectation that by the end of 2016 veteran homelessness will be rare, brief, and nonrecurring. The collaborative efforts of Volunteers of America, The Veterans Administration, NVHS, the Brevard Homeless Coalition Coordinated Assessment Process, and many other community services has enabled us to decrease the amount of homeless veterans by more than 50% and more are housed every day. Five years ago, President Obama made a commitment to all veterans through the release of Opening Doors that we would end homelessness among veterans by the end of this year. Along with our partners at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), and other agencies, HUD is “all in” to make sure we meet this ambitious—but achievable—goal. HUD has also partnered with Community Solutions through their Zero: 2016 initiative to provide technical assistance to 75 communities that have committed to ending veteran homelessness by 2015 and chronic homelessness by 2016. We are on track in Brevard to reach this goal!
CLICK HERE to read the June 2015 BHC Update.