The experience of military service is a life-changing event for those who serve during wartime or peacetime. Our veterans leave the world's best military with unique skills and talents that can benefit the communities they choose to call home.
As our veterans come home, they return to communities that have also transformed. A vital first step to successful reintegration is making sure veterans and their families have stable housing. With secure, safe housing, veterans can focus on other areas of life such as employment, education, healthcare, and mental health.
The National League of Cities works on veterans housing in three programmatic areas: veteran homelessness, aging-in-place for senior veterans, and housing for veterans with disabilities. By working with city leaders to prioritize the housing needs of veterans, solutions and best practices are developed that can benefit non-veteran populations facing similar housing challenges.