Trustee Election
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  • UNEMPLOYED VETERANS
  • VETERAN’S HEALTHCARE
  • HOMELESS VETERANS
Winning Issue » HOMELESS VETERANS


As difficult as it is for those serving overseas in our military, for some it may be even more difficult returning home. In 2019, 284,000 veterans were unemployed and about 240,000 vets reported they were living in poverty. About 40,000 veterans are currently living without shelter. There are now at least 4,333 women Veterans who are homeless. Veterans make up 6% of our population but account for 8% of our homeless population. Advocates lament studies showing that servicewomen returning from the battlefield are the fastest-growing segment of our Veterans homeless population. They say that while male returnees become homeless mostly due to substance abuse and mental illness, female vets face these challenges and more. These include the search for family housing and jobs that can be more difficult for women to find than men. Since 2010, more than 600,000 Veterans and their family members have been permanently housed, rapidly rehoused, or prevented from falling into homelessness through HUD's targeted housing vouchers and VA's homelessness programs.

Pending Legislation: H.R.240 - Homeless Veterans with Children Reintegration Act
Sponsor: Rep. Julia Brownley (CA)
Status: House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)
Chair: Rep. Mike Levin (CA)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current homeless Veterans policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support directing the Department of Labor to give homeless veterans with dependents service priority under homeless Veterans reintegration programs, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Levin (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support directing the Department of Labor to give homeless veterans with dependents service priority under homeless Veterans reintegration programs, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Levin (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Levin (CA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing the Senate version of H.R.240 - Homeless Veterans with Children Reintegration Act.

If elected as a trustee, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to provide and advocate for housing for veterans and their families.

Mission: The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers. NCHV is the leading authority on homeless veterans’ issues and the only national organization solely focused on ending veteran homelessness. We work to achieve our mission by promoting collaboration, shaping policy, building service capacity, ensuring accountability, and managing a referral helpline for veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. We are the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state, and federal agencies that provide housing, employment services, case management, legal aid, and other supportive services to thousands of veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness each year.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 19, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 26, 2021