PA-509 Veterans Committee

Ending Veteran Homelessness

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have adopted specific criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness in order to guide communities as they take action to achieve the goal.

Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness: Criteria and Benchmarks

The Eastern CoC PA-509 has requested and accepted Technical Assistance to help aid the process being put in place to achieve the goal of reaching the benchmarks to end Veteran homelessness in the Balance of State Continuum of Care. The Vets@Home technical assistance is led by the HUD Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC).

Participating Organizations

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Programs:

  • Catholic Charities of Allentown
  • Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
  • Community Hope/Hope for Veterans
  • Opportunity House
  • Opportunity House
  • Veterans Leadership Program (VLP)
  • Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC)
  • Volunteers of America (VOA)
  • YWCA Greater Harrisburg

Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC):

  • Altoona, PA VAMC
  • Bath, NY VAMC
  • Lebanon, PA VAMC
  • Martinsburg, WVA VAMC
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA VAMC

Other CoC and Community Partners:

  • Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 4)
  • Housing and Urban Development Technical Assistance Collaborative
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Pennsylvania Homeless Management Information System (PA HMIS) Collaborative
  • Diana T. Myers – Pennsylvania State of Balance (Continuum of Care)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Pennsylvania Career Link
  • Capacity for Change, LLC

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