NCHV Hosts Level II Training on Best Practices in Housing for Homeless Veterans
Successful Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) grantees know that housing stability promotes participants’ success in securing and maintaining employment. While some HVRP grantees are already connected to a wide variety of housing programs within their organizations or existing community contacts, many grantees struggle to navigate an increasingly complex network of resources available to support the housing needs of their program participants.
In December 2012, NCHV’s TA Center hosted a Level I Training on housing resources for HVRP programs. Building from this foundation training, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at 4 p.m. EST, the TA Center hosted “Public-Private Partnerships: Housing Options for Homeless and At Risk Veterans.” This training is a Level II Training; interested persons are encouraged to review the Level I training materials and should have a basic working knowledge of Federal and private housing resources.
The webinar included an introduction to “Converting Foreclosed and Vacant Properties to Support Homeless Veterans,” a template developed by NCHV Assistant Director of Business Partnerships Andrew Geary. The president of Brooke Community Development provided an overview of how organizations can utilize private resources to facilitate veteran housing solutions, and a successful HVRP Best Practice grantee outlined how they have capitalized on changes in the housing environment to create new housing alternatives for HVRP participants.
HVRP grantees must be able to connect participants to housing options that meet their needs and support their long-term employment and independent living goals. Please review this webinar for a more in-depth look at how building public-private relationships can help bridge this connection for your veterans.
To learn more about the Best Practices Project, download Best Practices Profiles of Promising HVRP Grantees (PDF) on the NCHV website.
Resources from the Level I training call Best Practices: Housing Options for Homeless and At Risk Veterans” can be accessed here.