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VETERANS ISSUES

Housing and Supportive Services for Veterans

From 2012 to 2017, veteran homelessness declined by 47 percent, thanks to concerted and collaborative efforts at the federal level. In 2015, the release of Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness set baseline expectations for the system practices and efficiencies needed to ensure that veteran homelessness in any given community is rare, brief, and non-recurring. TAC's expertise includes direct field experience and consulting on a wide range of veteran-related crisis response and housing initiatives.

TAC's specific expertise includes:

  • Design, financing, and administration of supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and homelessness prevention programs and initiatives.
  • Best practice strategies and the use of resources such as Supportive Services for Veteran Families, HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), and VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem; HUD mainstream affordable housing and targeted homeless assistance programs; and tax credit/specialty subsidy programs.
  • Aligning federal, state, and local policies, programs, and resources to better serve veterans.
  • Strengthening programs through community planning and the creation of effective partnerships.
  • Resource and demand analysis, crisis response system evaluation, and program evaluation and monitoring.