Another report that documents that permanent, affordable and supportive housing is the key to ending homelessness.
A new report from a coalition of homeless advocates explores permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. The report is an outgrowth of the Leadership Dialogue on Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, an October 2006 convening of government officials, nonprofit service providers, and policy advocates by the Corporation for Supportive Housing, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, and Volunteers of America. According to the report, veterans compose nearly 200,000 of the 800,000 persons who are homeless on any given night in the U.S. The report outlines research on the positive effects of permanent supportive housing, explores the legislative landscape for such housing, and describes programs in such communities as Broward County, Fla., San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.