So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What? — The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog on “Functional Zero”.
“Most of the elements that helped New Orleans reach zero have remained in place: maintaining and working a master list of homeless veterans, continuous outreach to find homeless veterans, connecting shelters with SSVF providers, weekly meetings with housing navigators, continuing to prioritize housing resources for homeless veterans, and weekly review of data on performance and resource utilization. This system has allowed New Orleans to permanently house an additional 63 homeless veterans since the January announcement. A majority of those were housed within three weeks, well within the ambitious goal to re-house all veterans who become homeless within 30 days.” – Kate Seif from NAEH
Click here to read the full blog from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.