December 17, 2013

I Believe in Human Rights: My Personal Commitment to Ending Homelessness

Cross posted from USICH.gov One of the most important experiences in my life was the time I spent volunteering at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter while in college. My shifts there, including many from 3:00 to 5:00 in the morning, opened my eyes to the joy of service in ways I had never experienced before. […]

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August 29, 2013

HUD-VASH Gives Homeless Veteran Hope for Housing and Better Future

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The HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is a relatively new cross agency initiative that helps homeless veterans by offering them not only housing, but also supportive services.  These supportive services offer the type of assistance that many chronically homeless veterans need to overcome the obstacles that have led them, and sometimes their families, […]

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July 26, 2013

New Interactive Web-based Application Provides Easy Access to Critical Information on Homelessness Nationwide

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The Homelessness Analytics Initiative, one of the Department’s Open Government flagship initiatives, provides users with easy access to national, state, and local data about homelessness among both veterans and the general population, including risk and protective factors, support services and resources. In the spirit of transparency, public engagement, and collaboration, the U.S. Departments of Veterans […]

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July 24, 2013

National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 National Conference

Secretary Shaun Donovan sent a video message to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) 2013 National Conference. NAEH is a friend and a partner to the Department of Housing and Urban Development as we both strive to end homelessness in America -a key focus of the Obama Administration. In 2010, President Obama released Opening […]

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April 17, 2013

Using your Phone to Help those Living on our Streets

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They’ve become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that some might wonder, “how did we ever make dinner reservations or buy movie tickets BEFORE smart phones and tablets?”  It’s precisely because this technology is becoming ingrained in our daily lives that HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Health and Human Services […]

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