Earlier this month, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Susan Kretsge, Deputy Mayor for Health & Opportunity, announced that more than 1,000 formerly homeless veterans have been placed in housing since the City launched a local initiative, PhillyVetsHome, to end veteran homelessness in August 2013.
PhillyVetsHome is a collaborative venture of the City of Philadelphia, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) with nonprofit partners, including Project HOME, Pathways to Housing PA, among others.
“HUD is proud to be a partner in this amazing effort that is building momentum every day,” said Jane C.W. Vincent, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a press release. “Significant progress has been made because of our commitment to our shared goals of providing housing for those men and women who have served to protect our freedom and way of life.”
The collaboration also recently released a report showing a 90 percent decrease in the number of unsheltered veterans over the past two years. The goal is for every veteran in the City of Philadelphia who is homeless to have the opportunity to find permanent housing, or to prevent homelessness for veterans who are at risk, by November 11, 2015. To achieve the goal, PhillyVetsHome is calling for more property owners to make rental units available for veterans. Landlords can express their interest in renting your property to a local veteran, by completing this form or email PhillyVetsHome2015@gmail.com for more information.
Image via The U.S. Army flickr-30-
From our Partners
Celebrating our nation’s heroes and hidden heroes this November
Thank you for your service
Chad Lassiter: 4 lessons learned at PHRC while combatting hate
ECS has been tackling Philly’s social issues for nearly 150 years. Now, its new focus is intergenerational poverty
In Callowhill, a place where women veterans can find services and fellowship
How to hire nontraditional workers
It’s Warrior Writers’ 10th anniversary. Celebrate by listening to this veteran’s emotional poem
Systems blocking people from self-sufficiency
Audit SpecialistApply Now
Supervising AttorneyApply Now
Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity