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Mayors Challenge

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is a way to solidify partnerships and secure commitments to end Veteran homelessness from mayors across the country.



Specifically, the call to action – announced by First Lady Michelle Obama and amplified by the HUD Secretary, by leaders across HUD, VA, USICH, and by the National League of Cities – is for mayors to make a commitment to ending Veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015.

Click on the links below to view Mayors Challenge information and resources by audience.



Mayors and Staff

Wondering how we could really end homelessness among Veterans? Or do you want to know how you can get involved?


HUD, the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, US Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National League of Cities are calling on mayors to make a commitment to end Veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015. Get involved today!


Homelessness Response and  Housing System


Corporate and Philanthropic Partners

Ending homelessness among Veterans cannot be accomplished by federal partners alone, but will require the partnership and commitment of each community’s homelessness response and housing system, including Veteran Service Organizations, community-based providers, faith-based organizations, public housing agencies, affordable housing operators, and many more.


Corporate and philanthropic partners can play an important role in rounding out the array of housing, services, and jobs available to Veterans experiencing homelessness.

Veterans Affinity Bootcamp

DC Point in Time Count

Stand Down for Homeless Veterans Event