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Housing Summit

On Nov. 20-21, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation and Citi Salutes, hosted the third annual Veterans Access to Housing Summit in Chicago, IL.

The NCHV Housing Summit brought together the major partners in improving access to affordable housing opportunities for homeless and low-income veterans. This two-day interactive training Summit addressed the remaining housing challenges in the Five-Year Plan to Prevent and End Veteran Homelessness and provided participants with the opportunity to learn, share and create solutions. Representatives from homeless veteran service providers, corporate partners, charitable organizations and federal agencies led engaging and interactive workshops and training sessions.

The Summit better equipped your agency to be an active partner in streamlined service delivery for veterans in need of rapid re-housing assistance and housing stability. It helped improve your organization’s ability to facilitate faster, more efficient housing placement for veterans in your programs. With less than 1,000 days left in the Five-Year Plan, every effort must be made to think creatively about maximizing housing alternatives available in local communities.

The Summit was hosted at the newly renovated Chicago Hyatt Magnificent Mile Hotel. This hotel offers luxurious, upscale and technologically advanced services in both the guest rooms and meeting space.

For the full Program for the Summit, click here.

To view the Housing Summit Photo Album, click here.

Speaker presentations are available below by track, and will be added as they are received.


Track 1:  Creating Housing Options

"The Home Depot Foundation's Impact on Affordable Permanent Housing"

Darryl Vincent (U.S. VETS)

"Supportive Home Ownership"

"VA's Local Planning and a Changing GPD Program"

"Increasing Stock of Affordable Housing through Creative Financing"


Track 2:  Supporting Access

"VA's Local Planning and a Changing GPD Program" (repeat session from Track 1)

"Connecting to Local Mainstream Resources I"

Nicole Bahena (CSH)Lori Cook (Good 360)Ian Lisman (NAEH)

"Connecting to Local Mainstream Resources II"

"Meeting Targeted Needs I:  Housing for Aging Veterans; Housing in Rural Areas"

Walter Crouch (Appalachia Service Project)

"Meeting Targeted Needs II:  Housing for Women Veterans; Housing for Disabled Veterans"

Jessica Rohac (U.S. VETS)


Track 3:  Ensuring Stability

"SSVF:  Rapid Rehousing and Creating Housing Stability"

"Housing First"

Leon Winston (Swords to Plowshares)

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