The U.S. has made great strides in reducing the number of Veterans who experience homelessness. As a result of the deployment of Housing First strategies, increased investment in Veteran-specific programs, and greater collaboration among federal, state and local governments, Veterans’ homelessness has declined by 50% since 2010. Unfortunately, on any given night, nearly 40,000 Veterans still experience homelessness—a fact that does not account for the economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we approach Veterans Day, join BPC’s J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy for an important conversation about renewing the bipartisan commitment to end Veterans’ homelessness once and for all.
Read their full bios.
Fireside chat with:
Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA)
Chairman, Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, House Committee on Veterans Affairs
Panel discussion with:
President and CEO, The American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness
President and CEO, Community Solutions
National Director, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Chief Executive Office, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
R. Hunter Kurtz
Vice Chairman, Gate House Strategies; Former Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD
In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.