Benchmarks and What Can We Do to End Homelessness in Five Years
One of the major goals in Opening Doors, the Administration’s 2010 plan to end homelessness was to end homelessness among veterans in five years. Local communities are being asked by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) to align their ten year plans to end homelessness with Opening Doors.
At its annual national conference in Washington DC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness focused a workshop on the halfway point to this historic goal. “Getting to Zero: Progress on the Five Year Plan to End Homelessness “ assessed where we have been, where we are, and what steps we will need to take to end homelessness among veterans.
The workshop reviewed the plans from a data-driven, strategic perspective with an emphasis on
- Current and future benchmarks, and
- How people working across the country can help get to the final goal.
Workshop speakers included:
- Roger Casey, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa, FL
- Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Washington, DC (Moderator)
- Dennis Culhane, VA Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- Peter Dougherty, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Washington, DC
- John Driscoll, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Washington, DC (Moderator)
- Kevin Morton, VA Medical Center, Washington, DC
Click here to download the workshop presentations.