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2021-2025 HPO Strategic Plan

2021-2025 HPO Strategic Plan

The strategic plan outlines HPO’s vision for the future and highlights the path to achieve the ambitious goal of ending homelessness among Veterans and their families. The plan includes six fundamental objectives and their associated strategies for the future. Follow the link below to view the full plan.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To protect Veterans and employees, VA is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for homelessness services systems and providers.

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SQUARES: A Data System that Enables Community Partners to Verify Veterans' Eligibility for VA Homeless Programs Quickly


Learn more about SQUARES, a VA web application that provides external homeless service organizations with reliable, detailed information.

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Upcoming Facebook Live Event

ICYMI: Facebook Live Event

If you missed our most recent Facebook Live event discussing causes and symptoms of PTSD, the connection between PTSD and homelessness, and how to help Veterans with PTSD who may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness, don't worry.

Visit the National Center for PTSD's Facebook page.


What Veterans Who Are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness Should do for Help

Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance. VA also urges Veterans who are not homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact their VA medical center before visiting for any reason. These steps are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

VA is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Our focus is threefold:

  • Conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance.
  • Connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports.
  • Collaborating with federal, state and local agencies; employers; housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits; and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

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