Dec. 10, 2015
In October 2015, NCHV held The Drive to December: Veterans Access to Housing Summit, a training event gathering stakeholders from around the country to address their local challenges in housing homeless veterans. The event, presented in partnership with Citi and The Home Depot Foundation, was titled"The Drive to December," to address the urgency of our efforts to meet the goal of ending veteran homelessness in every community by creating functional zero systems.
We challenged community organizations to build upon the foundation set in previous years while bulldozing through the barriers that remain in the Drive to December. An exclusive group of 230 leaders in the affordable housing and homeless services community converged for two days of intensive training and facilitated trouble-shooting to identify new opportunities to maximize affordable housing for homeless and low-income veterans.
This Summit provided these organizations with unprecedented access to a faculty of experts on affordable housing development, access, and stability. These experts came from the HUD, VA, DOL, and USICH, from NCHV’s partners in philanthropy and across financial institutions, from NCHV’s training and technical assistance partners, and from peer agencies across the country that have made real change in their communities and in the lives of veterans.
NCHV has developed a wrap-up report to share an overview of the event, comments from attendees and panel experts, and recommendations going forward. To view The Drive to December: NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit Wrap-Up Report, click here.