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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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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January 11, 2013

Everyone Counts!

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HUD and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper are joining forces to “Make Everyone Count,” a national campaign to support local one-night counts of homeless persons and families.  Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors Fund’s Forty to None Project produced a national public service announcement to encourage viewers to contribute their time to gather […]

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December 17, 2012

Housing our most vulnerable homeless population

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Homelessness affects thousands of people across our Nation.  Many may think that homelessness is impossible to solve.  Not true.  As long as we come together as a country and combine federal resources with those at the local level, ending homelessness IS within our reach. The 100K Homes Campaign is a grassroots movement bringing communities together […]

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