Louisville Mayor closing in on ending all veterans' homelessness in the city by end 2015
A task force consisting of City of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer [http://louisvilleky.gov/government/mayor-greg-fischer], his staff, HUD Kentucky Field Office Director Chris Taylor, and homeless advocacy groups met to discuss the implementation strategy for housing all homeless veterans in Louisville by the end of 2015. Mayor Fischer implemented the Rx Housing Task Force that was able to partner with HUD to get a commitment for all the vouchers needed to house homeless veterans in Louisville.
The resources, which primarily consist of HUD VETT (Veterans Emerging Towards Transition) housing vouchers and HUD-VASH vouchers, have been identified. By far the largest housing provider for the homeless veterans will be the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) under the leadership of Executive Director Tim Barry.
"We are so pleased with the commitment and progress of Mayor Fischer and the city to end veteran homelessness in support of the White House's Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness," said HUD Kentucky Field Office Director Christopher Taylor.
"We accepted the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness and are a Zero2016 community and are serious about ending veteran homelessness by 2016," said Mayor Greg Fischer. "This does not discount the other men, women, and children who face homelessness in our community who we will also focus on helping in the coming year. Our ultimate goal is to house every homeless person who wants housing."
|Content Archived: February 2, 2017|