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VA Announces Availability of $300 Million for Existing SSVF Grantees

Jan. 15, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Applications for supportive services grants under the SSVF Program must be received...continue

HUD and VA Award $5.9 Million to 26 Tribes to Provide Housing for Homeless Native Veterans

Jan. 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – For the first time, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this week awarded $5.9 million in grants to 26 Tribes to offer a permanent home and supportive...continue

Webinar – Serving Women Veterans and Veterans Fleeing Domestic Violence

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Serving Women Veterans and Veterans Fleeing Domestic Violence” on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 2:00 pm EST. The Department of Labor – Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) recently...continue

New WIOA Toolkit Available

Dec. 21, 2015

The implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can catalyze communities and states to help ensure that job-seekers facing barriers to employment can succeed in work — but doing so will require deliberate efforts by stakeholders. The new WIOA Planning & Implementation Toolkit,...continue

Philadelphia Latest Major U.S. City to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness

Dec. 21, 2015

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer to recognize the city's accomplishment in functionally ending veteran homelessness. Philadelphia has identified each individual veteran...continue

Mike Michaud Sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training

Dec. 11, 2015

On Dec. 9, 2015, former U.S. Representative Mike Michaud was sworn in as the new Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training. President Obama nominated Michaud for the position in July and the Senate confirmed his...continue

Strategies Addressing Moral Injury in Today’s Military

Dec. 11, 2015

Army OneSource Resource Center is holding the National Web Event: Strategies Addressing Moral Injury in Today’s Military, scheduled for Dec. 16, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm CDT and moderated by Chaplain Steve Sullivan, M. Div, Veterans Affairs Clergy Partnership for Rural...continue

NCHV Releases Veterans Access to Housing Summit Wrap-Up Report

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...continue

HUD Releases 2015 Homelessness Assessment Report, Shows Decline in Veteran Homelessness

Nov. 19, 2015

Military Times featured an article last week on the new estimate for homeless veterans, with quotes from NCHV Executive Director Baylee Crone. Read the article here.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián...continue

Coordinating Healthcare & Housing Resources to End Veteran Homelessness Webinar Now Available

Nov. 18, 2015

HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) and Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) have posted the recently recorded ‘Hear from Your Peers’ webinar, Spotlighting Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare &...continue

Virginia is the First State in the Nation to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness

Nov. 11, 2015

This morning at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia has been certified by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department...continue

HUD and VA Team Up to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

Nov. 10, 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced nearly $12 million to 79 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to veterans experiencing...continue

VA to Hold National Access Stand Down

Nov. 10, 2015

This Saturday, Nov. 14, VA medical centers across the country will participate in the first-ever National Access Stand Down.

A team of clinical leaders, administrators and volunteers will be on site at every VA medical center from 9 a.m. to noon to reach out to all veterans waiting for...continue

Migration By Veterans Who Receive VA  Homeless Services

Nov. 9, 2015

The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans has released a research brief on Migration By Veterans Who Receive VA Homeless Services by Stephen Metraux, PhD. This brief contains initial findings from a study on migration among 113,400 veterans who initiated use of...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Oct. 30, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Oct. 30, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Senate Passes Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act

Oct. 29, 2015

Just now, the United States Senate passed S.1731, the “Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act” which will protect the eligibility for VA homeless services of homeless veterans with “Other Than Honorable” (OTH) discharges.

These veterans have been served through the...continue

HUD/VA Effort to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Oct. 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are launching a demonstration program to offer a permanent home and supportive services...continue

SQUARES: New Tool Allows Access to CoC HMIS, Veteran Identification

Oct. 21, 2015

SQUARES (Status Query and Response Exchange System) is designed to give community-based providers accessing the CoC-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) the ability to instantaneously determine veteran status, allowing them to quickly engage...continue

Understanding the Criteria and Benchmarks for Federal Certification of Ending Veteran Homelessness

Oct. 20, 2015

On Oct. 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is hosting a webinar to discuss the recently released criteria to meet Federal standards of ending veteran homelessness and how to use it to align your...continue

Quick-Reference Employment Services Tool for Veterans from DOL-VETS

Oct. 20, 2015

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has developed a quick-reference employment services tool for veterans, service providers, and caregivers to provide an overview of employment services for veterans. The tool lists...continue

SOAR Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Oct. 20, 2015

The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center is holding an informational webinar on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the context of representing the SOAR applicant with the Social Security Administration (SSA). In recent years, SOAR practitioners have seen an...continue

HUD is Asking About Criminalization of Homelessness: Here’s What You Need to Know

Oct. 14, 2015

The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently held the webinar, HUD is Asking About Criminalization of Homelessness: Here's What You Need to Know, and the recording, presentation slides, and resources from the webinar are all now...continue

HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Deliver Remarks at 2015 NCHV Housing Summit, Download Program Now

"The Drive to December" | Oct. 5-6, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Download the 2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit program (Updated Oct. 1).

The discounted room block is now sold out.
The 2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit is SOLD...continue

10 Strategies to End Veteran Homelessness

Oct. 2, 2015

The goal to end veteran homelessness is in reach and will require accelerated efforts from all partners to get the job done. To support communities as they progress towards the goal, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has identified 10 strategies that increase...continue

VA Announces $12.8 Million in GPD Transition in Place Renewal Funding

Sept. 30, 2015

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced $12.8 million in renewal funding through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program to 20 community agencies that currently provide transitional housing with supportive services for...continue

Research Brief From National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Examines SSVF Results

Sept. 30, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans published a research brief last year examining outcomes for homeless and at-risk veterans utilizing resources through the Supportive Services for Veteran...continue

DOL-VETS Announces $1.8 Million to Help Formerly Incarcerated Vets Return to Work, Avoid Homelessnes

Sept. 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — Supporting the president's goal to eliminate homelessness among U.S. military veterans, the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced the award of $1.5 million in grants to...continue

VA Awards SSVF Grants to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans

Sept. 14, 2015

WASHINGTON – Thousands of very low-income Veteran families around the nation, who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing, will continue to have access to crucial services with the renewal of approximately $300 million in grants under the...continue

VA Awards SSVF Grants to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans

Sept. 14, 2015

WASHINGTON – Thousands of very low-income veteran families around the nation, who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing, will continue to have access to crucial services with the renewal of approximately $300 million in grants under the...continue

Additional Funds Available for HUD-VASH to Aid Efforts to House Veterans

Aug. 25, 2015

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a unique and timely funding opportunity to support your community efforts to rapidly house veterans as you work toward the national goal of ending all veteran homelessness.

In response...continue

Linking Employment and Housing to Prevent and End Homelessness

Aug. 12, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Butler Family Fund have released Partnerships for Opening Doors, a new report that reflects the combined knowledge of the 11...continue

The Home Depot Foundation Seeks Proposals for Veteran Housing Projects in Rural Areas

Aug. 12, 2015

The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) is seeking opportunities to support veteran housing projects in rural areas. Projects may be new construction or rehab, with priority given to renovation and rehab projects, and must be either in progress or...continue

SAMHSA Webinar Series on Rural Homelessness

Aug. 12, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting an upcoming webinar series focused on rural homelessness. The Rural Spotlight Series will be comprised of eight 90-minute virtual sessions over a 5-week period. Participants will have the opportunity to...continue

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of Funds for IVTP Grants to Current HVRPs with IVTP Experience

Aug. 4, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has announced the availability of approximately $1.5 million in grant funds for approximately five Incarcerated Veteran Transition Program (IVTP) grants...continue

USICH, VA Guidance for Assisting Homeless through SSI and SSDI

July 28, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs and others to provide guidance for homeless assistance providers on connecting homeless people with benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services in Four States

July 27, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 24, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were...continue

Funding Availability: Project-Based HUD-VASH

July 17, 2015

On Friday, June 26, HUD published a set-aside notice for project-based HUD-VASH vouchers. This would be additional HUD-VASH vouchers, to be used in a setting where the HUD-VASH voucher is assigned to a rental unit and not an individual veteran, allocated to a Public Housing Authority...continue

TODAY: Housing First for People Experiencing SMI and Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use

July 9, 2015

Housing First for People Experiencing Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Webinar

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM EDT
Hosted By: The Substance Abuse and Mental...continue

DCoE Webinar: Expert Offers Tips for Families, Caregivers Supporting People with TBI

An educational psychologist will discuss how families adjust to a service member’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a webinar hosted by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) 1-2:30 p.m. (ET) July 9.

...continue

Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration and Homelessness Among Veterans

There is a high prevalence of criminal justice system involvement among veterans experiencing homelessness, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-half of all veterans experiencing homelessness are involved in the justice system. Strategies to end veteran...continue

Breaking the Cycle of Veteran Incarceration and Homelessness: Emerging Community Practices

July 2, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recently published a justice-involved veterans strategy brief. The resource is meant to be a quick overview of the Sequential Intercept Model and practices that communities are using to...continue

DOL-VETS Announces $35 Million in HVRP Grants to Assist 16,000 Homeless Vets

June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness...continue

USICH Announces Amendments to Opening Doors

June 22, 2015

A message from USICH on behalf of Executive Director Matthew Doherty

On the five year anniversary of the launch of the first comprehensive Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, USICH is pleased to release Opening Doors, as amended in 2015. This amended version...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services in Four States

June 15, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 12, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were...continue

VA Launches Community-Based Employment Service for Homeless Veterans

June 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced a new employment program aimed at helping job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness, and those on the brink of homelessness, gain stable and long-term employment.
The new program, Homeless Veteran...continue

All In on Ending Veteran Homelessness: We Stand Together

A joint message from USICH Executive Director Matthew Doherty, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, VA Secretary Robert McDonald, & HUD Secretary Julián Castro

Five years ago, the Obama Administration set an ambitious goal: to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Many scoffed;...continue

DOL-VETS Announces Acting Assistant Secretary

June 5, 2015

Assistant Secretary of the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) Keith Kelly has stepped down to return to Montana and enjoy a well-earned retirement. DOL is proud to have had him as a key leader at the Department, and his integrity and compassion...continue

Houston Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness

June 5, 2015

On June 1, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced that Houston has become the latest, and largest, U.S. city to effectively end veteran homelessness. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas...continue

Registration is Now Closed for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference!

Download the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference program here!

Registration for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference has closed. No walk-up registrations will be accepted.

All discounted rooms at the Grant Hyatt Washington have been reserved. You may reserve a room at regular price by...continue

HAC Webinar: Access to Health and Homeless Services for Rural Veterans

April 30, 2015

A disproportionate number of veterans come from and return to small towns and rural America. Join this webinar presented by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) to learn more about ways to serve this sometimes forgotten group. Participants in the webinar...continue

Census Bureau Reports on Residential Vacancy and Homeownership in First Quarter of 2015

April 28, 2015

National vacancy rates in the first quarter of 2015 were 7.1 percent for rental housing and 1.9 percent for homeowner housing, the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau announced today. The rental vacancy rate of 7.1 percent was 1.2...continue

FY 2015 CoC Program Registration Notice is Now Posted and e-snaps is Now Open

April 28, 2015

The Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Opportunity to Register and Other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition is now posted to the HUD Exchange. In addition, FY 2015 CoC Program...continue

VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, Effective Immediately

April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON  – In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a veteran’s place of residence and...continue

HUD Properties Available in 29 States

April 24, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 24, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

HUD and VA to Help More than 9,000 Veterans Find Permanent Homes

April 20, 2015

In the ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) have announced nearly $65 million to help more than 9,300 homeless veterans find a permanent place to call home. The rental...continue

VA Secretary to Open 2015 NCHV Annual Conference

April 17, 2015

View the tracks and sessions for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference here.

Download the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference brochure.

Register online for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference, or download a registration form to return by fax or mail.

NCHV is pleased to announce that...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

April 14, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 10, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed...continue

DOL-VETS Releases SGA for HVRP Grants

April 13, 2015

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has released a Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP). Funding of $4 million is available to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with job-driven training for...continue

TAC, NLIHC Release Reports Addressing Low-Income Housing Issues

April 9, 2015

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) today announced the release of a new report, Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities for ELI Households:  A Vision for the Future of the...continue

VA Announces Correction to Current SSVF NOFA

April 6, 2015

In the April 6, 2015 Federal Register, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a correction to the current NOFA for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The notice corrects a provision requiring grantees to have spent a certain amount of their...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

April 6, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 3, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

VA Announces New SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

March 31, 2015

Washington – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) three-year grants that will help approximately 45,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families....continue

VA Works to Expand Choice Program Eligibility

March 24, 2015

Washington – In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a veteran’s residence and the nearest VA medical facility from a straight...continue

VA Announces Amendment to SSVF NOFA

March 17, 2015

Under the current Feb. 3, 2015 NOFA, VA is offering up to $300 million to current SSVF grantees seeking funding for their existing, renewable grants. The amendment announced today will expand the pool of potential applicants to include current SSVF grantees with 3-year, non-renewable grants....continue

HUD, VA Centers for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships Call Focused on Serving Homeless Vets

March 6, 2015

Join the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Centers for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships for a conversation about veterans issues, "Ending Veterans Homelessness in 2015: Doing Your...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Feb. 27, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Feb. 27, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

VA Announces Final Rule for Changes to SSVF Regulations

Feb. 25, 2015

On May 9, 2014 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a proposed rule for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The proposed rule was opened to comment by the public, and has now been finalized.

In today's Federal Register, VA announced...continue

NCHV Responds to VA Secretary’s Apology

Feb. 24, 2015

As many of you may have read, in January at the Point in Time Count in Los Angeles, Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald made a mistake when he misstated the details of his military service. While we do not condone that misstatement, the National Coalition for Homeless...continue

DOL-VETS Launches New Website

Feb. 23, 2015

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service recently launched their new website, available at http://www.dol.gov/vets. The new website features an improved design, making it easier to locate information no matter what you're looking for. Information for veterans and their...continue

VA Announces $300 Million in Grants to Community Partners Working to End Veteran Homelessness

Feb. 13, 2015

(This press release refers to the same funding notice NCHV sent an email blast about on Feb. 3)

WASHINGTON – Building on President Obama’s commitment to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing...continue

President’s FY 2016 Proposed Budget Jeopardizes Services for Homeless and At-Risk Veterans

Feb. 4, 2015

On Monday, Feb. 3, 2015, the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget was announced. This document lays out the Administration’s proposed funding levels for all programs of the federal government, including those that serve homeless and at-risk...continue

VA Announces Availability of Funds Under SSVF Program

Feb. 3, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for supportive service grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program.

The SSVF Program's purpose is to provide supportive services grants to private non-profit...continue

NCHV Announces Baylee Crone as Executive Director

Feb. 2, 2015

Dear NCHV Members,

I am very pleased to announce that Baylee Crone has accepted an offer from the NCHV Board of Directors to become Executive Director on a permanent basis. She had been serving on an interim basis since October 2014.

The Executive Search Committee received a...continue

West Los Angeles VA Campus to Serve Veterans in Need, Help End Veteran Homelessness in Greater L.A.

Jan. 30, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced yesterday an agreement that dedicates the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving homeless veterans, women veterans, aging...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Jan. 30, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Jan. 30, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

VA Leaders Join Community Partners and Volunteers in Nationwide Homeless Count

Jan. 28, 2015

Washington - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald is taking a firsthand look at the issue of homelessness among veterans by participating in this year's Point-in-Time (PIT) Count in Los Angeles, California. The PIT Count typically takes...continue

The Home Depot Foundation Seeks Applicants for Veteran Housing Grants Program

Jan. 27, 2015

The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) is seeking opportunities to support veteran housing projects around the country to further its mission to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. The Veteran Housing Grants Program provides grants to...continue

Webinar: Innovative Strategies for Funding SOAR Programs

Jan. 27, 2015

SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) presents the webinar: Innovative Strategies for Funding SOAR Programs. This free webinar will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET.

Developed through SAMHSA funding, the SOAR (SSI/SSDI...continue

HUD Awards $1.8 Billion for Local Homeless Programs

Jan. 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $1.8 billion in grants to help nearly 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Continuum of Care grants...continue

VA Announces Availability of Funds for Renewal of Transition in Place GPD Grants

Jan. 16, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for the renewal of 2012 Transition in Place (TIP) Per Diem Only grants under the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program.

VA expects to fund approximately 500 beds over a...continue

New Orleans First Major City in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness

Jan. 7, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans is the first major city in the nation to end homelessness among Veterans as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Members of the New Orleans...continue

New Resource for Veterans with PTSD and Other than Honorable Discharge

Dec. 30, 2014

Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can now apply to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD. Information for this process is located on the Army Review Boards Agency...continue

Properties Available for Homeless Services

Dec. 19, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 19, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Census Bureau Report Paints Positive Picture of Gulf War Veteran Employment

Dec. 19, 2014

A new report from the Census Bureau, “The Employment Status and Occupations of Gulf War-Era Veterans,” looks at those Gulf War veterans who began service on or after August 1990, the official start of the first Gulf War. It differentiates between “Gulf...continue

NS2 Serves Offers Software Training for Veterans

Dec. 19, 2014

NS2 Serves, the nonprofit arm of NS2 National Security Services, is accepting applications from post-9/11 veterans for its paid technology and employment training program this spring.

Full-time, paid participants are trained in SAP software solutions that support a variety of...continue

HUD and VA Team Up to Help an Additional 2,000 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

Dec. 12, 2014

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the second round of housing assistance to help 1,984 homeless veterans find permanent supportive...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Dec. 12, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 12, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Dec. 5, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 5, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

VA Expands Eligibility for VA Health Care Related to Military Sexual Trauma

Dec. 4, 2014

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”),  recently announced expanded eligibility for veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault...continue

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Consultation: Veterans - Webinar presented by DOL

Dec. 2, 2014

The Department of Labor (DOL) is hosting a webinar, "WIOA Consultation: Veterans," on Dec. 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Serving those who have served our nation is a key tenant of the workforce system. DOL is committed to providing robust...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Nov. 28, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Nov. 28, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Rapid Re-housing Core Component: Housing Identification

Nov. 26, 2014

On Tuesday Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. ET, the National Alliance to End Homelessness will host a webinar on housing identification, a core component of rapid re-housing. The webinar, "Rapid Re-Housing Core Component: Housing Identification" is the first in a webinar series on...continue

VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program

Nov. 19, 2014

Washington, DC – VA has announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on Nov. 17 to veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility.

Be sure veterans...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Nov. 19, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Nov. 14, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Health Centers Serving Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness Enrichment Webinar

Nov. 10, 2014

Special populations and other vulnerable populations make up a significant portion of patients served by the Health Center Program. The Office of National Assistance and Special Populations (ONASP) is hosting a Special/Vulnerable...continue

Community Solutions Announces Selection of 67 Communities to Participate in Zero: 2016

Nov. 7, 2014

Community Solutions announced yesterday that it has selected 67 communities to participate in Zero: 2016, a national campaign to end veteran and chronic homelessness in the next two years. The organization said it would work intensively with...continue

Vince Kane Transitions to New Position as Associate Director of Lebanon VAMC

Nov. 7, 2014

A message from Lisa Pape

As you may all be aware, Vince Kane has accepted a position as the Associate Director of the Lebanon, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center. I am not sure everyone is aware of the depth and breadth of Vince’s experiences, so I would...continue

VA Releases Toolkit for SSVF Grantees with Shared Geography

Nov. 6, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a new Toolkit for SSVF Grantees with Shared Geography. This toolkit provides an overview of the steps SSVF grantees can take to work effectively with other grantees who may have overlapping service areas. The toolkit...continue

2014 NCHV Housing Summit Registration Now Closed


Download the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit program.

NCHV and our community partners will gather at the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit, taking place Nov. 13-14 in New Orleans.

More details:
Several interactive workshops will allow you to:

“Road to Veterans Day” Sets Conditions for Long-Term Reform at VA

Nov. 6, 2014

The “Road to Veterans Day” initiative, announced on Sept. 8 by Secretary Bob McDonald, has resulted in significant progress for Veterans over the past three months. During that time, VA has taken deliberate actions to improve service delivery for Veterans,...continue

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The Gund Foundation provides support for the local “safety net” of food, clothing, shelter and access to health care in the Cleveland area. The Foundation also works to help vulnerable populations achieve access to health insurance, the legal system, community support following release from prison and safe...continue

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