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Mayor Jordan Commits to Ending Veteran Homelessness in Fayetteville
Today, Mayor Lioneld Jordan committed toward ending Veteran homelessness in Fayetteville by the end of 2015. With today’s announcement, Fayetteville joins a growing number of communities across the country that have pledged to end Veteran homelessness.
"Veteran homelessness is not an intractable social problem that can’t be solved," said Mayor Jordan. "By focusing our resources and renewing our communities’ commitment to this issue, we can end Veterans homelessness in our city and our country. I’m proud to join Mayors across the country as we work toward the important goal of honoring the service of our Veterans by making sure all of them have a home to call their own."
Fayetteville will work with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), and the National League of Cities to leverage federal resources and develop a local strategy to make sure every Veteran in the community has access to stable housing and the supportive services they need to stay off the street.
Since 2010, when the Federal government launched Opening Doors, a strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, there has been a 24 percent reduction in homelessness among Veterans. This reduction has been achieved through a partnership between the Obama Administration, local governments, non-profits, and the private sector. Through this final push to leverage momentum and strengthen our commitment, the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in America is within reach.
To learn more about resources for local Veterans experiencing homelessness, visit https://www.onecpd.info/homelessness-assistance/resources-for-homeless-veterans/.