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Report on the Veteran Access to Housing Summit

Jan. 24, 2012

On July 27, 2011, The Home Depot Foundation and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), hosted a historic conference focused exclusively on veterans’ access to housing. The intensive strategic work sessions in San Antonio were designed to explore and identify opportunities – and challenges – for increasing the availability of housing for low-income veteran families and formerly homeless veterans graduating from assistance programs.

This three-volume report provides an overview of each work session discussion, followed by profiles of organizations and programs that have been effective in creating and expanding housing opportunities for homeless and low-income veterans and their families.

Summit organizers hope the report helps inform federal agency officials of stakeholders’ ideas, concerns and recommendations for actions that could increase access to permanent housing by homeless veterans and veterans at high risk of homelessness.

The report is also offered as a tool to help local planning authorities and service providers consider effective, innovative and practical strategies to rapidly increase the availability of permanent housing options to end and prevent veteran homelessness in their communities.

  • Volume I (PDF): Includes the executive summary, list of summit participants, and in-depth overviews of each work session.
  • Volume II (PDF): Features select program overviews from summit participants, divided by four sections: Multifamily Housing, Foreclosed and Abandoned Properties, Transition in Place, and Philanthropy and Business Partnerships.
  • Volume III (PDF): Contains supplemental program materials from summit participants.

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