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25th January
2011
written by Catherine An

In 2007, the Alliance released Vital Mission: Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, a comprehensive report reviewing the state of veterans homelessness in the country and emphasizing – as I’m sure we can all agree – that veterans homelessness is categorically unacceptable.

Since then, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has echoed that sentiment repeatedly, vowing to end veterans homelessness in five years. He’s shared his plan with the public, discussed it at the Alliance conference, and it’s a featured part of Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness authored by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Yesterday, President Obama took the same pledge, declaring that he and his administration would be “relentless” (according to Politico) in their efforts to end veterans homelessness.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness applauds President Obama, Secretary Shinseki, and the national community dedicated to ensuring that this noble goal becomes reality for all the men and women who serve our country and their families.

3 Comments

  1. Shaun T
    25/01/2011

    Mr President I support you and will fight along side to see this a reality.

  2. August
    07/02/2011

    Homeless veterans don’t want to be jammed-packed into prison-like mandatory 12-Step Religious AA/NA Cult insane asylums with no chance at a life ever again being labeled CRAZY, ADDICTED, and ALCOHOLIC… WHEN THEY ARE NOT ANY OF THOSE!

  3. August
    07/02/2011

    Homeless veterans desperately need IMMEDIATE REAL HOUSING with keys & privacy…

    Homeless veterans desperately need IMMEDIATE REAL TRAINING, with trade certifications, career degrees, and on Journeyman tracks…

    Homeless veterans desperately need IMMEDIATE REAL JOBS that will pay for their housing and allow them to THRIVE!

    NO MORE 12-STEP RELIGIOUS CULT, NO MORE COUNSELING, and NO MORE LABELS!