Veterans a focus of Homeless Coalition efforts

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The Micro Housing for Homeless + Disabled Veterans program at NCSU. The Micro Housing for Homeless + Disabled Veterans is a research and design project conducted by the School of Architecture, NC State University and sponsored by the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness*.

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These veterans don’t come from any one particular war zone. Among them, homeless veterans served in wars ranging from World War II to Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as in the military’s anti-drug efforts in South America, says the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV).

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless? – The Knoxville Focus –  · The city and county have an estimated 9,339 people who accessed homeless services from 18 partnering agencies, a slight increase of 1% from 2014. Higginbotham told The Focus Tuesday that she was surprised that about 64% of those interviewed reported mental health issues. Most of the homeless are white, male and between the ages of 31 to 60.

The biggest concern of ours is whether the public advocacy for reducing veterans homelessness continues." The veterans homeless pledge was a key promise of Barack Obama’s presidency, and was followed by years of White House focus on the issue and routine funding boosts. Since 2010, more than 480,000 veterans and family members have received.

Homeless youth is a population that the county is prioritizing, Harris said. “We are going to focus most of our efforts with family with children,” she said. The goal is to rapidly rehouse them or work with them before they become homeless.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) – an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 17-member board of directors – is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement.

Homeless Veterans committee update march/april 2016. – Homeless Veterans committee update march/april 2016. hv-1 homeless Veterans as a “Special Needs Population”: The committee feels that, with the current push on the VA Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness, it is seeing a fair share of money going into veteran homelessness.

We still have many homeless veterans living in shelters, with relatives, and even on our streets, but by partnering with other organizations such as the Unites States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), USACares, and numerous other non-profit organizations we have reached the point of being able to assist newly identified homeless veterans.