September 14, 2012

Joining Together to End Veterans’ Homelessness

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Last night two incredible teams were honored with the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal by the Partnership for Public Service at a gala in Washington, D.C.  One team comes from HUD and the another from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Along with Mark Johnston, HUD’s team includes Ann Oliva, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs and Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Housing Voucher Programs.  It’s an unlikely partnership you won’t see very often but it’s collaboration that makes sense.  Both teams bring a special set of skills and resources to the table to that will help end the tragedy of our nations’ heroes sleeping on the streets by 2015.

Congratulations to both teams for earning a ‘Sammie!’

Video courtesy of the Partnership for Public Service

         

 

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