Austin Ends Homelessness for Veterans

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The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Veterans Administration, HUD, governors and mayors, and countless others share the vision to end homelessness among veterans. In rallying the mayors to this effort, the first lady Michelle Obama framed the issue perfectly: “When a veteran comes home kissing the ground, it is unacceptable that he should ever have to sleep on it.”

Austin, Texas is the latest city to join two states and 28 other communities in achieving the goal of ending homelessness among veterans.

Using a variety of federal programs and some privately raised funds, the city has provided housing for 682 veterans since October 2014. The victory, though, comes with a caveat.

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