Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness: Participant Directory
The Mayors Challenge is a network of 523 elected officials, including 456 mayors, 62 county and city officials, and five governors who have made a permanent commitment to ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring, beginning with veterans.
Each participant is categorized as “active” or “former.” If a participant is “active,” this means they are still in office.
NLC strongly encourages community partners working to end veteran homelessness in these cities to identify:
- The progress your community has made in relation to the federally defined criteria and benchmarks for veteran homelessness, and
- A specific ask of your elected official that can help accelerate local efforts to end Veteran homelessness (e.g. help recruit landlords, gather area businesses to raise flexible funds for move-in costs, develop a municipally supported landlord mitigation program, etc.)
- Reach out to your local elected official to update them on the community’s progress to end veteran homelessness, present the specific request, and educate them on the importance that federal resources (i.e. HUD-VASH; SSVF; Continuum of Care/Emergency Solutions Grant; etc.) have played in local efforts to end Veteran homelessness.
To support efforts by community stakeholders to engage with local elected officials and collectively educate members of Congress about the progress and remaining challenges for ending Veteran homelessness, the congressional district of the Mayors Challenge participant is also listed for all “active” and “former” participants.
If a participant is “former,” this means that this local elected official is no longer in office.
In these communities, NLC encourages local stakeholders working to end veteran homelessness to gather the same information listed above for meetings with “active” participants of the Mayors Challenge, but in a meeting, add the request that their mayor “re-commit” the city by joining the Mayors Challenge in their own right.
More information about the Mayors Challenge can be found on NLC’s Mayors Challenge FAQ page.