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.