25 Cities Initiative, Public Policy Forum, Awards Banquet among the highlights!
The VA 25 Cities Initiative will be featured at the NCHV Annual Conference, May 28-30, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel inWashington,D.C.Service providers will be able to learn how to become fully involved in their city's coordinated community assessment and housing placement systems.
Participants in the 25 Cities Initiative – Atlanta • Baltimore • Boston • Chicago • Denver • Detroit • Fresno • Honolulu • Houston • Las Vegas • Los Angeles • Miami • New Orleans • New York City • Orlando • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Portland • Riverside • San Diego • San Francisco • Seattle • Tampa • Tucson • Washington, DC
The Annual Membership Meeting and Public Policy Forums will offer attendees an up-close look at priorities in the NCHV Policy Strategic Plan, and the opportunity to weigh in on issues that will impact the transition from the "rescue mission" to the "prevention mission" in the campaign to end veteran homelessness. Increasing access to affordable housing, employment and health services are all on the table. And we will discuss the local angle to national policy issues – this is where service providers can be the most impactful in the advocacy arena.
During the NCHV Annual Awards Banquet the evening of May 29, The Home Depot Foundation and NCHV will present the first Peter Dougherty Award for Veteran Supportive Housing, named for the former VA Director of Homeless Programs and chief advisor to seven Secretaries of Veterans Affairs. Dougherty, now Sheriff of Jefferson County, West Virginia, will help present the award. The recipient organization will receive a $50,000 grant from the Foundation to honor its contribution to creating supportive housing for homeless veterans and their families.
We will send out more information and updates as developments warrant. Registration for the conference is brisk, so don't wait to submit your registration form for the 2014 NCHV Annual Conference.