Ending Veteran Homelessness
In June 2015, Governor Pat McCrory announced a statewide initiative to address and end veteran homelessness in North Carolina. The announcement highlighted the initial steps being taken to create a statewide structure to coordinate and consolidate the important work already underway in several local areas, and to further identify support and resources to expand successful models to other parts of the state.
Communities across North Carolina are working toward the federal goal of ending homelessness among veterans by the end of 2016. Two communities, Fayetteville/Cumberland County and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, have both already met the benchmarks for ending veteran homelessness established by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). Further, Charlotte/Mecklenburg County and Greensboro/High Point/Guilford County are engaged in the Zero: 2016 campaign to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016, and more than 50 mayors across the state have joined the Mayors Challenge to end veteran homelessness. Most recently, six Rapid Results teams (Buncombe County, Gaston/Lincoln/Cleveland Counties, Onslow County, Pender/New Hanover/Brunswick Counties, Rowan County, and the Triangle area) have produced additional innovative work across North Carolina from February through June 2016.
Across all of these efforts, important lessons have emerged for communities working to end veteran homelessness. On this page, you will find resources to help you end veteran homelessness in your community.
|6.23.16||Presentation to the Governor's Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families|
|2016||NC4Vets Resource Guide|