January 14, 2016

No Veteran is Homeless in Montgomery County

Montgomery County has ended veteran homelessness after a collaborative campaign to establish an effective process for serving the housing needs of veterans who may be struggling to find permanent housing after their military service.

The Council’s Health and Human Services Committee led by Councilmember George Leventhal restored $500,000 to fund the housing resources needed to develop a primary focus on the rapid exit of veterans from homelessness to permanent, sustainable housing.

The community collaboration group who worked together to achieve this goal included the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Bethesda Cares, the Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs DC Medical Center and others.

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