December 30, 2013

Veterans Housed in Time for the New Year

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Several veterans in Philadelphia have received the ultimate gift to end the year—a place to call home. The Philadelphia Housing Authority and a local property owner worked around the clock to quickly house three veterans before 2013 came to an end. “Being part of the process, especially during this time of the year, makes the […]

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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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December 10, 2012

HUD’s 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

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On a single night in January 2012, cities across the country walked through their communities to do a one-night count of their homeless population who live in shelters and on the streets.  This annual point-in-time count aims to measure homelessness over the course of one night every January. Today, HUD reports the results of the […]

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November 12, 2012

HUD Honors Veteran’s Service by Serving Them

On this day — Veteran’s Day — let us raise our flags, not only because we love the United States of America, but to honor those who have risked their lives, lost their lives, to provide us access to the liberties we enjoy everyday. This country was built upon the shoulders of men and women […]

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