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America’s Call to Duty to End Veterans Homelessness

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Gate House Vice Chairman Hunter Kurtz moderated a panel for the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) forum on the critical need to address homelessness amidst our nation’s veterans.

“America’s Call to Duty: Ending Veterans’ Homelessness” was hosted by the BPC’s J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy. The panel featured Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) Chairman, Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, House Committee on Veterans Affairs; Philip Mangano, President and CEO, The American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness; Rosanne Haggerty, President and CEO, Community Solutions; John Kuhn, National Director, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Kathryn Monet, Chief Executive Office, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

During the forum, the experts discussed the unique challenges facing our veterans population, the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies that have proven effective in combating veterans homelessness.  While there has been tremendous success throughout the country reducing veterans homelessness in recent years, removing tens of thousands from the streets, significant work remains to demonstrate our nation’s commitment to our veterans and to ensure those who have served our country and defended our freedom are stably housed.