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Secretary McDonald Visits Cincinnati, Shows Support for Mayors Challenge

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness has taken hold across the country, and more cities are signing on each month. Taking the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness and implementing it at the local level is vital in reaching our national goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

A total of 474 leaders have signed on to the Challenge, including 355 mayors, seven governors, and 112 county and city officials.

Earlier this week, VA Secretary Bob McDonald toured two homeless veteran programs in Cincinnati with Mayor John Cranley and other stakeholders.

Mayor Cranley is one of those 355 mayors who have signed on to the Mayors Challenge, and Secretary McDonald showed his appreciation for Cincinnati’s progress while reiterating the importance of urgency in getting our veterans off the street.

Read more about Secretary McDonald’s visit to Cincinnati in this article from

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