Teamwork Helps Eliminate Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

Teamwork Helps Eliminate Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

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Coordination between nonprofits and governments has helped New Orleans make history – becoming the first US city to effectively eliminate veteran homelessness. Last summer, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness with a target date of the end of 2015. The Mayor of New Orleans was the only one who pledged to meet this challenge by the end of 2014. The city has placed 227 veterans in homes and promises that every newfound homeless veteran will have a home within 30 days. The approach used by New Orleans is, in the words of the Mayor, “a small but powerful way we can show our appreciation [for our veterans].” 

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