Advocates Aim to House 100 Homeless Veterans in 100 Days in Dallas, Collin Counties

Homeless advocates in Dallas and Collin counties announced Monday that they've issued themselves a new challenge: housing 100 homeless veterans in 100 days.The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance says the goal coincides with the increase in homeless veterans from 2018 to 2019, when the number of veterans on the streets of Collin and Dallas counties grew from 331 to 431. The Veterans Challenge aims to reverse that trend by divvying up the list of 431 homeless veterans to professionals tasked with finding them homes.The initiative comes after a similar effort from the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, which housed 181 veterans during its 100-day challenge last fall. Many localities nationwide have pursued similar goals after the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness announced the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in June 2014.Houston was the second city in the nation to end veteran homelessness, according to the council. Austin and San Antonio have since joined its ranks.  Continue reading...

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