“More than 300 mayors have vowed to end military veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. New Orleans celebrated the new year by becoming the first city to do so,” reports the CS Monitor.
On Jan. 2, social workers moved the city’s last known homeless veteran into his new apartment – becoming the first US city to effectively eliminate veteran homelessness. In total, the city has placed 227 veterans in housing since the start of 2014.
The New Orleans model is being hailed by cities around the country who want to end homelessness, not just for veterans, but for anyone needing a permanent home.
(READ the story from CS Monitor)
Photo courtesy of UNITY of Greater New Orleans – Story tip from Kim Campbell