One of the Campaign’s major goals is to help communities house homeless veterans, but that process often looks different in every place. It can also be unexpectedly complicated and bureaucratic. This month, communities will convene across the country in an effort to change that.
Through the support of Chase and Starr Foundation, Community Solutions, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Schaffer Consulting, and the Rapid Results Institute will begin the first phase of a powerful new initiative designed to support and guide communities making radical progress toward ending veterans homelessness. With new Rapid Results Housing Boot Camps happening in San Diego, Orlando, and Houston next week, communities across the country will set ambitious 100 day goals to achieve unimaginable outcomes around targeting chronically homeless veterans for housing and expediting the housing placement process. Communities will also strive to capitalize on congress’s recently authorized $75 Million for additional 2012 HUD/VASH vouchers. Roughly 67,000 Veterans are homeless in our country; however, with three new Rapid Results Housing Boot Camps fast approaching, we think that number is about to change.