End Veteran Homelessness
On any given night, more than 60,000 U.S. military veterans sleep on our streets. Homelessness is always a tragedy, but it is especially appalling when it befalls men and women who have served our country in uniform.
Homeless veterans tend to remain homeless longer than their peers and suffer mental illness and deadly health conditions at significantly higher rates. Often, these conditions are directly related to their military service.
100,000 Homes communities are partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Got Your 6 to help end homelessness for America’s veterans.
Together, we will find permanent housing for 20,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless veterans by July of 2014.
100,000 Homes communities work closely with their local VA teams to identify the most vulnerable people on their streets and help them access VA resources. More than 20 communities have also participated in Rapid Results trainings with the Campaign, VA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Interagency Council on Homelessness. These trainings have helped local teams shrink the amount of time a homeless veteran must wait to access permanent housing by as much as 80 percent!
Veterans housed by participating communities!
The 100,000 Homes Campaign has made a special commitment through Got Your 6 and the Clinton Global Initiative to help communities house 20,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless veterans by July of 2014. Together, we're making progress!
What You Can Do to Help:
Read our 2011 report on veteran homelessness based on more than 23,000 surveys with homeless individuals in over 40 communities!
Your donations go straight to our work with participating communities to help them house more veterans more quickly. Every dollar counts!
Join thousands of Americans who have already signed the pledge and become part of a community actively working to end veteran homelessness!