WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Due to overwhelming response, registration for the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit is now closed.
Download the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit brochure, which features an overview of the schedule for the event, Summit objectives, and hotel information.
NCHV and our community partners will gather at the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit, taking place Nov. 13-14 in New Orleans.
The discounted room block at the Hyatt Regency is now sold out. To find an alternate hotel in the area, click here. There will be no registration refunds after Oct. 31, 2014.
Several interactive workshops will allow you to:
Give your local perspective on changing Federal programs,
Develop concrete action items for approaching local stakeholders, and
Learn about new funding mechanisms to increase your community’s housing stock.
Expert panelists will share engagement strategies and outcomes from 25 Cities, Zero: 2016, the Mayor’s Initiative, and other coordinated local efforts to end veteran homelessness. Take advantage of this opportunity to work directly with the change-makers and experts in housing development for homeless and at-risk veterans!
Check back on the Housing Summit web page for updates. The Summit will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, and from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 14. Please join us for a reception to meet key stakeholders on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. A Housing Summit program will be available in the coming weeks.
More about our host city:
New Orleans is nationally recognized for their extraordinary progress in alleviating homelessness. The city’s efforts to end veteran homelessness show ingenuity, creativity and dedication. Over the past two years, veteran homelessness dropped 66 percent, a fact made all the more impressive given the city’s spike in homelessness after Hurricane Katrina.
Earlier this summer, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the City of New Orleans’ drive to be the first city in the country to end all veteran homelessness by 2014. “The President sent out a clarion call that this is not who we are as a nation and that we need to come together as one people to make sure that all the veterans have what they need, from housing to health care to jobs,” Mayor Landrieu said at a ceremony on the 4th of July. New Orleans has already shown this dedication as an active member of the VA’s 25 Cities Initiative. This effort is an example of the success possible when a community merges ending veteran homelessness into its overall homelessness plan.
New Orleans provides us with fitting surroundings for the NCHV Housing Summit to discuss what is possible as we strive to ensure affordable housing access for all veterans experiencing homelessness. Representatives from New Orleans have been invited to share their strategies, victories and challenges with Summit attendees.