October 29, 2015

Point-in-Time Volunteering: A Window into the Work Still to be Done to End Homelessness

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While participating in the Point-in-Time count recently, I had a glimpse into the world of homelessness. I saw a variety of circumstances experienced by homeless individuals and learned that the journey to end homelessness in Richmond, Virginia continues. The number of homeless adults and children remains unchanged from last year but is down nearly 29 […]

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July 31, 2015

A Journey to Stable Ground

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Nick Heggan has had his share of ups and downs. In his teens, drug use led to an addiction to cocaine and heroin. Following several unsuccessful attempts at recovery, his family became overwhelmed with his addiction and kicked him out.

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June 5, 2015

All in on Ending Veteran Homelessness: We Stand Together

Crossed posted from blog.dol.gov from Secretary Julián Castro, Secretary Tom Perez, Secretary Robert McDonald and Matthew Doherty. Five years ago, the Obama administration set an ambitious goal: to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Many scoffed; many continue to scoff. In the face of such skepticism, we remain optimistic and focused, and know […]

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May 18, 2015

Ending Veteran Homelessness in 2015: How You Can Take Action

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One of HUD’s highest priorities is to prevent and end homelessness among America’s estimated 50,000 homeless veterans. The goal is ambitious, but HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and faith-based, federal, state, local, private, and philanthropic partners are working diligently to meet it by the end of 2015. Indeed, the population of homeless veterans […]

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