Mayor Landrieu Makes Announcement
25 NJ Mayors Seek to End Veterans Homelessness
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced last week that his city had housed 227 homeless veterans, exceeding its goal of housing the 193 homeless veterans counted in the 2014 homeless census and effectively bringing an end to veteran homelessness in the city.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) has published a “Community Snapshot of New Orleans, LA,” an online resource that examines the city’s successful effort to address veteran homelessness. The Alliance recently recognized New Orleans as one of the 14 largest metro areas that had reduced homelessness among veterans by more than 50% in three years.
“What New Orleans has accomplished for homeless veterans shows that this is a problem that can be solved. In the future, homelessness among veterans in New Orleans should be rare and brief. Every city and town in America should take a look at New Orleans and say, ‘if they can do it, so can we.'”
Said Alliance President and CEO Nan Roman.
In New Jersey, twenty-five mayors in cities and towns have signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.
Click here to read the community snapshot.