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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Local housing efforts need bipartisan federal support - January 31, 2011

There are over 100,000 homeless veterans in our country. President Obama has pledged to end homelessness among veterans in five years. 

 

A promising tool in this fight is the VASH Voucher program - managed locally by the Housing Authority of Portland (HAP) - which combines a home with the services veterans need to rebuild their lives.

 

In an op-ed in today's Oregonian, "Local housing efforts need bipartisan federal support", Margaret Van Vliet and I call for a national, bipartisan commitment to ending homelessness among veterans.

 

Read the full article here.

 

To learn more about what we're doing right now to help veterans find homes, check out our progress on Block 49.

 

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