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  • VA drops goal of zero homeless veteran

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    WASHINGTON — The new Veterans Affairs administration is backing off the department’s 7-year-old target of reaching zero homeless veterans across America, but insists they aren’t giving up on the cause. 

    In an interview with Military Times this week, VA Secretary David Shulkin said he no longer sees zero as “the right goal” for his department’s efforts, and instead is focused on cutting the current number of homeless veterans down from about 40,000 to somewhere below 15,000. 

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  • Helping Homeless Veterans: Getting veterans back on their feet

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    According to the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR)*, on any single night in 2016, more than 39,000 veterans were homeless in the U.S. nationwide.

    In the state of Nebraska according to the same study, the rate of homeless veterans was at 3.7 percent, which was one of the lowest in the country, but caseworkers in central Nebraska say that number is increasing. 

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  • Despite hope, homeless veterans will need to find a new place to live

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    HELENA – After months of uncertainty, a veterans’ homeless living facility will officially close and the veterans living there will be forced to find a new place to go.

    March started off rocky for the 13 veterans living in the Willis Cruse Transitional Living Facility; finding out they would have to look for a new place to live after financial instability.

    “The money’s not there,” Mike Hampson, Willis Cruse president said.

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  • Despite Hope, Homeless Veterans Will Need to Find a New Place to Live

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    HELENA – After months of uncertainty, a veterans’ homeless living facility will officially close and the veterans living there will be forced to find a new place to go.

    March started off rocky for the 13 veterans living in the Willis Cruse Transitional Living Facility; finding out they would have to look for a new place to live after financial instability.

    “The money’s not there,” Mike Hampson, Willis Cruse president said.

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  • Veterans Affairs budget is in line to grow by 6 percent

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    The Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest federal agency with 313,000 civilian employees and a far-flung hospital system, is one of the few corners of the government that would see its budget grow in the next fiscal year — by 6 percent.

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  • NAVSO 2-Year Anniversary Part 1: The Good, The Not-So-Good and More

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    What a remarkable journey.
    In just two years, our agile team learned so much through our work with nonprofit organizations, government leaders, funders, employers and researchers. It’s been a humbling but exciting journey as we continue to pursue transformation in the veteran services marketplace. Thank you to everyone who joined us on our mission to best serve those who serve veterans and military families.
     
    The Good
    Our nation is fortunate to have millions of people working to support veterans and military families. Through thousands of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, philanthropic foundations, businesses and research institutions, millions of Americans make it their mission to serve this remarkable community, fund their support, study their needs or employ them. While some complain about so-called market saturation, imagine if we only had 300 nonprofit organizations focused on the needs of military families and veterans instead of thousands? Where would they go when they really needed help?

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  • NAVSO 2-Year Anniversary Part 2: What's Next?

    Type of content: News

    With all this knowledge in hand from our early work, what’s next?
    At NAVSO, we’re squarely focused on improving the lives of veterans and military families by transforming the veteran services marketplace. For our nonprofit members, we’re continually improving our existing tools and adding new resources to help them work more effectively and efficiently in meeting their client’s needs and in running their organizations well. Similarly, we’re working with existing and prospective funders who want to get more out of their grantmaking. We find many of these organizations actively seek additional insights outside the grantmaking cycle and we’re honored to serve as that sounding board for many of them. In one specific example, we’re sitting on a gold mine of information relating to veteran employment and we’ll be working with businesses (and nonprofits) to improve veteran employment outcomes across the country.

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  • Police Partner With Veterans Resource Center To Help Homeless Vets

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    SANTA CRUZ, CA — More homeless veterans sleep outside in Santa Cruz County than almost anywhere else in the country, a major issue that Santa Cruz police are working to address by partnering with the Veterans Resource Center. Police announced the new pilot project this morning, saying that the program intends to keep homeless veterans out of jail by diverting them to services and shelters.

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  • Madison Making Progress in Housing Veterans

    Type of content: News

    Madison has reached one goal in reducing veteran homelessness. But it still faces challenges. More than a year ago, city officials and the Madison Veterans Affairs hospital set a goal of finding shelter — either permanent housing or transitional housing, where a vet can stay for up to two years — for 130 veterans by the end of 2016.

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  • Shreveport's effort to end veterans' homelessness recognized

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    Shreveport was recognized by the several federal agencies for making significant progress toward ending veteran homelessness.

    The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Veterans Affairs recognized the City of Shreveport for its efforts to effectively end homelessness among veterans.

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