It is a good day in Birmingham when 22 veterans are no longer homeless
In mid-January, a group of volunteers from the HUD Alabama team joined Field Office Director Pat Hoban-Moore to help house homeless veterans in the Birmingham area. Along with Veteran Affairs, the housing authorities of Birmingham District and Jefferson County, United Way, and several local partners committed to end veteran homelessness, the HUD team participated in Operation Reveille (https://www.va.gov/homeless/events.asp). This was a one-day housing blitz to help as many veterans as possible find a place to call home. The event took place while the community held its Point in Time Count (https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hdx/guides/pit-hic/#general-pit-guides-and-tools) of homeless persons.
To make things happen as planned, the housing authorities worked with landlords to get the units inspected prior to the event, and with local furniture stores and supportive services to help furnish their units to move in right away. A total of 25 homeless veterans registered to participate and five of them received their keys right there. Seventeen completed the process and received their vouchers the following week.
|Content Archived: January 4, 2019|