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Cities Honor Veterans on National Day of Service

Photo: Mayor Toby Barker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, talks with Team Depot volunteers who have partnered with the city as part of Celebration of Service to repair the home of a local Vietnam Veteran. 716 more words

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Philadelphia Keeping Veteran Homelessness At 'Functional Zero'

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– It’s been nearly two years since Philadelphia declared that it had reduced veteran homelessness to “functional zero,” after housing some 1,300 veterans, leaving fewer than 20 veterans living on the street, and those by their own choice. 670 more words

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Nonprofits and Philanthropies Can Help Create Affordable Housing in Your City

America’s mayors have stated that affordable housing, particularly for the homeless, is an issue of primary concern in their cities. NLC’s Elisha Harig-Blaine shares the story of one homeless veteran who was able to obtain housing — but only with the help of a local nonprofit in partnership with the city. 1,093 more words

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How Cities Can Acquire Free Land to House and Serve Homeless People

This webinar on April 25 will discuss the release of a toolkit with information about how to identify and successfully apply for vacant federal properties that can be used to help the homeless in your city. 367 more words

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Public Health and Housing: You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Partnerships that create a solid connection between housing and healthcare can offer a multitude of benefits for cities, including lower long-term healthcare costs, better educational opportunities, and employment that can help raise income levels. 732 more words

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Cities Remember Homeless Deaths, Commit to Creating Solutions

December 21 is marked as Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day. More than 100 communities across 39 states will hold memorial services and provide personal remembrances for those that have been lost.  1,030 more words

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