Lincoln Homeless Coalition Leads Effort to End Veteran Homelessness
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) announced that the City of Lincoln has ended homelessness among Veterans. The federal designation is the result of a network of community partnerships committed to providing Veterans with the supports and resources needed to move quickly from homelessness into a permanent home. The collaborative efforts have been led by the Lincoln Homeless Coalition (www.lincolnhomelesscoalition.org) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
In 2015, the Lincoln Homeless Coalition developed a “Veterans By-Name List” focused on all Veterans experiencing homelessness in the city. Weekly reviews of the list by a coordinated entry team comprised of partners from outreach, supportive services, emergency, and permanent housing programs facilitate the development of housing plans based on each Veteran’s preferences and situation.
The Homeless Coalition has implemented similar strategies to address homelessness for non-Veterans in Lincoln with the ultimate goal of ending homelessness for all. Learn more at www.lincolnhomelesscoalition.org or contact (402) 770-0619 / firstname.lastname@example.org.