AGENCY FINANCIAL REPORT FY 2013: Section I

 

AGENCY PRIORITY GOAL: REDUCE HOMELESSNESS

 

GOAL STATEMENT

 

Between October 1, 2011, and September 30, 2013, HUD aimed to reduce the number of homeless Veterans to 35,000 by serving 35,500 additional homeless Veterans.

 

 OVERVIEW

 

Veterans are overrepresented in the homeless population, consisting of approximately 12 percent of homeless individuals at a given point in time (PIT) in 2013, while only 7 percent of the U.S. adult population has veteran status. On a single night in January 2013, there were 57,849 Veterans reported as experiencing homelessness, which reflects a 24 percent decrease since 2009 of the total number of homelessness among Veterans. Causes of homelessness among Veterans are similar to causes of homelessness among non-Veterans. In terms of housing, renters in America already face serious difficulty finding affordable housing in a broad range of communities because of the dual problems of a shortage of units in some areas and a lack of income to afford units in the existing market. This is compounded for Veterans who may have additional challenges related to their service.
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STRATEGIES

 

Strategies to end Veterans homelessness address three subpopulations within the broader homeless Veteran population: 1) Veterans experiencing chronic homelessness who are eligible for VA services, 2) Veterans experiencing non-chronic homelessness who are eligible for VA services, and 3) all Veterans experiencing homelessness who are ineligible for VA services. For Veterans experiencing chronic homelessness who are eligible for VA services, HUD-VASH vouchers, jointly administered by HUD and VA, offer the most appropriate resources, as they couple intensive services with permanent housing. For Veterans experiencing non-chronic homelessness who are eligible for VA services, VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program offers prevention and rapid re-housing solutions to both keep Veterans in housing and quickly move short-term homeless Veterans back into permanent housing. For Veterans experiencing homelessness who are ineligible for VA health services, HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grant dollars and Continuum of Care Program resources are the appropriate vehicles to offer services and housing packages needed to move Veterans who are ineligible for VA health services off the street and out of shelters and transitional housing.
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MEASURING OUR PROGRESS

 

As of the third quarter of FY 2013, HUD has served 42,179 Veterans, surpassing its two-year goal of serving 35,500 Veterans, and aims to further exceed its goal by the end of FY 2013. A full calculation of HUD's two-year performance impact to reduce the number of homeless Veterans by the end of FY 2013 will be assessed during the annual PIT count which will take place on a single night in January 2014. HUD continues to work toward its end-of-year FY2013 goal of a reduction in Veterans’ homelessness to 35,000 individuals, and based on the PIT count in January 2013, the number of homeless Veterans has decreased by 24% since 2009.
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