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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.

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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

Open Letter to America’s Veterans from VA Secretary Bob McDonald

Nov. 5, 2014

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government. I accepted this job and joined this mission to better serve you — our veterans — and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you have earned. It is our...continue

National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Offers Housing First Video Series

Nov. 3, 2014

The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, in partnership with Pathways to Housing, has posted a video series on Housing First, an evidence-based, low-barrier, supportive housing model that emphasizes permanent supportive housing to end...continue

HUD Reports Homelessness in U.S. Continues to Decline

Oct. 31, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD’s latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued general decline and specifically among veterans and persons living on the street. HUD’s 2014 Annual Homeless...continue

“Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families”

Oct. 26, 2014

Citi has announced their second e-book with NBC Publishing: “Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families,” by NBC Today Financial Editor Jean Chatzky.

The free e-book for veterans and their families addresses the...continue

VA is Critical to Medicine and Vets

Oct. 24, 2014

Letter to the editor by VA Secretary Robert McDonald

During preparation for my confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), I was repeatedly asked, "Why doesn't VA just hand out vouchers allowing veterans to get care wherever they want?" For a department recovering from serious issues...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Oct. 24, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Oct. 24, 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

DOL, SSA to Host Twitter Chat on Improving Employment for People with Disabilities

Oct. 24, 2013

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, on Friday, Oct. 24, the Labor Department (@USDOL) and the Social Security Administration will host a live Twitter Chat on their efforts to improve employment opportunities for millions of...continue

Secretary McDonald Announces VA to Continue Town Hall Events at VA Facilities Nationwide

Oct. 20, 2014

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has directed all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare and benefits facilities to continue to hold quarterly town hall events to improve communication with, and hear...continue

Psychological Health Issues Affecting Women Service Members and Veterans

Oct. 20, 2014

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) is hosting a webinar titled "Psychological Health Issues Affecting Women Service Members and Veterans," on Oct. 23, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT.

Women represent...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Oct. 2, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 26, 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 and VA Team Up to Help More Than 9,000 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

Oct. 1, 2014

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced more than $62 million to help more than 9,000 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing. The rental...continue

VA Awards SSVF Surge Funding to 56 Communities

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it has awarded $207 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country to assist them in their local push to end veteran homelessness. Today’s...continue

Connecting Veterans to Social Security Disability Benefits: Issue Brief from SOAR

Sept. 29, 2014

Connecting Veterans with Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits is a critical step to increasing income stability for veterans and their families, as well as providing health insurance for those who do not qualify for Department...continue

Dr. Linda Schwartz Confirmed as VA Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning

Sept. 29, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald recently welcomed the confirmation of Connecticut Veterans Commissioner Linda S. Schwartz as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning.

In this post, Dr. Schwartz will help...continue

NVTI Classes Open to State Workforce Agency and American Job Center Staff

Sept. 26, 2014

Some seats in National Veterans' Training Institute (NVTI)’s primary training courses listed below are available to state workforce agency and AJC staff to attend:

  • Facilitating Veteran Employment
  • Intensive Services
  • Employer Outreach
  • ...continue

$1.83 Billion Available in HUD CoC Program Competition

Sept. 26, 2014

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making available approximately $1.83 billion in Fiscal Year 2014 for FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Notice under the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. The CoC Program is designed to promote a...continue

Suicide in Military and Veteran Populations: Implications for Chaplains, Providers and Leaders

Sept. 22, 2014

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for nearly 40,000 deaths each year, according to the most recent statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the military and veteran...continue

HUD FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Strategies for Continued Success

Sept. 18, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will host a webinar for communities on strategies for continued success in responding to the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Sept. 12, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 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...continue

VA Seeks Nominations for Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans

Sept. 9, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Homeless Programs, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.
The Committee provides...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Sept. 5, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 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

Department of Defense Announces Guidance for Upgrading Discharge Requests

Sept. 5, 2014

The Department of Defense announced this week that it has issued supplemental guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) when considering petitions regarding discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming Post...continue

Webinar: An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance & Reporting

Sept. 2, 2014

The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans is holding a webinar, "An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance & Reporting," on Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

On Aug. 11, 2014 the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) announced...continue

HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010

Sept. 2, 2014

WASHINGTON – On Aug. 26, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data...continue

Feds Hire Vets Guides Veterans to Government Jobs

Aug. 22, 2014

The Feds Hire Vets website offers a portal to information about veteran employment in the federal government. Through the website, veterans and transitioning service members can determine their eligibility for such work, learn the language of the federal job sector, and find...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Aug. 22, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Aug. 22, 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

Aug. 15, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Aug. 15, 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

CASY Provides Variety of Employment Services to Guard, Reserve and Veterans

Aug. 14, 2014

Corporate America Supports You (CASY) is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) to provide free employment training and assistance to veterans, spouses, transitioning service members and...continue

VA Announces SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Aug. 11, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 301 community agencies in all 50...continue

NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees and SSVF grantees with employment personnel, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability. Homeless veterans may be rapidly connected to housing, but they are better able to stay in housing when they...continue

White House Releases Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity

July 28, 2014

In his 2014 State of the Union Address, and as part of his plan to make 2014 a Year of Action, President Obama announced that he was asking the Vice President to lead a review of federal training programs in order to identify and implement steps to...continue

My Next Move for Veterans Provides Employment Guidance

July 25, 2014

My Next Move for Veterans is a website offering job seekers the opportunity to search for jobs and careers that fit their interests and skills. Veterans are able to look for careers similar to ones they had in the military, search by keyword for their “dream career” or...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

July 25, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 25, 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

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Offers Wide Range of Employment and Education Resources

July 24, 2014

The Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families provides veterans and their families the opportunity to engage in higher education coursework and entrepreneurship programs. Their focus is to establish...continue

Military Times Releases 2014 Best Employers for Vets List

July 11, 2014

Military Times has released their annual list of the top veteran-friendly companies. For each of the 59 companies listed, there is a breakdown of the current number of veteran employees, the number of 2013 veteran hires, and the percentage of recruiting budget for hiring...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

July 11, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 11, 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

Operation Hire: Maryland’s Veteran Hiring Challenge

July 10, 2014

One of the most challenging operations a veteran may face is finding work after his or her military deployment ends. The state of Maryland is pushing for increased veteran employment opportunities in a new initiative called “Operation Hire.” The project, designed to last for...continue

Warrior Gateway Connects Veterans with Community Resources

July 3, 2014

Warrior Gateway includes a comprehensive Resource Directory, where searching for veteran services is as easy filling in two search fields. To use this tool, simply visit the Resource Directory, specify the type assistance needed and your current location, and the system...continue

GRANTS

VA Announces Availability of Renewal Funding for FY 2014 GPD Special Needs Grants

June 23, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding in fiscal year (FY) 2015 for the 21 currently operational FY 2014 VA Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need Grant Recipients and their collaborative VA...continue

The Home Depot Foundation Seeks Applicants for Veteran Housing Grants Program

Next deadline for proposals is June 23, 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...continue

Top Picks of the Week

June 5, 2015

The Adelaide Dawson Lynch Trust supports charitable organizations that provide food and shelter to economically disadvantaged Rhode Island citizens. Proposals are due Oct. 1. For more information, click here.

Black Hills Energy Corporation makes donations for civic, cultural, social, and charitable...continue

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