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veteran photo

Veterans Homelessness

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The Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund (PPVHF) is a community program aligned with the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness to ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring in our strong military community. The City, in conjunction…

Houses
Houses
  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

LOS ANGELES — November 9, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC), thanks to support from The Home Depot Foundation, released a major study indicating that cities can most effectively meet the housing needs of seniors by focusing on…

Veteran housing
Veteran housing
  • Research Report

Veterans are more likely to own their own homes, but they tend to be older and more likely to have some form of a disability than non-veterans. Increasingly, local leaders are confronted with the costs associated with more residents — both…

The Mayors Challenge is a network of  more than 500 elected officials, including over 450 mayors, 60 county and city officials, and four governors who have made a permanent commitment to ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring,…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — Following reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is backtracking on a proposal to reallocate $460 million away from HUD-VASH, a program that supports homeless Veterans, National League of Cities (NLC) President…

homeless veteran
homeless veteran
  • CitiesSpeak

Photo: Mayor Toby Barker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, talks with Team Depot volunteers who have partnered with the city as part of Celebration of Service to repair the home of a local Vietnam Veteran.

Since 2002, September 11th has been…

Photo: Mayor Toby Barker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, talks with Team Depot volunteers who have partnered with the city as part of Celebration of Service to repair the home of a local Vietnam Veteran.
Photo: Mayor Toby Barker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, talks with Team Depot volunteers who have partnered with the city as part of Celebration of Service to repair the home of a local Vietnam Veteran.
  • CitiesSpeak

America's mayors have stated that affordable housing, particularly for the homeless, is an issue of primary concern in their cities. NLC's Elisha Harig-Blaine shares the story of one homeless veteran who was able to…

photo - Nonprofits and Philanthropies Can Help Create Affordable Housing in Your City
photo - Nonprofits and Philanthropies Can Help Create Affordable Housing in Your City
  • CitiesSpeak

This webinar on April 25 will discuss the release of a toolkit with information about how to identify and successfully apply for vacant federal properties that can be used to help the homeless in your city.

photo - How Cities Can Acquire Free Land to House and Serve Homeless People
photo - How Cities Can Acquire Free Land to House and Serve Homeless People
  • CitiesSpeak

December 21 is marked as Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day. More than 100 communities across 39 states will hold memorial services and provide personal remembrances for those that have been lost. 

homeless
homeless
  • CitiesSpeak

Yesterday, formerly homeless veterans shared stories of their time on the streets and the life-changing moments that resulted in them now having a home. These women and men represent only a few of the more than 350,000 veterans and families who…

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama