A National Commitment to Ending Homelessness among Veterans - Why Affordable Housing Programs Matter

Testimony

A National Commitment to Ending Homelessness among Veterans - Why Affordable Housing Programs Matter

Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
June 17, 2009

Abstract

In this testimony, Mary Cunningham discusses different housing-based interventions that policymakers could adopt to end homelessness among veterans. Increasing HUD-VASH vouchers and tightly targeting them to high need veterans, as well as increasing rapid rehousing programs and affordable housing programs for low-income veterans who are homeless primarily for economic reasons are discussed.

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