We are pleased to announce that later this month, eight representatives from leading agencies in San Diego will be traveling to Washington D.C. to join the 25 Cities Initiative. This is a national effort to assist 25 communities in accelerating and aligning existing efforts towards ending Veteran and chronic homelessness, and the initiative will be launched with a two-day workshop to:
- Build and/or strengthen the elements of a Coordinated Entry System for identifying, assessing, and matching homeless Veterans and the chronically homeless to the most appropriate housing support interventions.
- Strengthen and integrate the data systems it uses to coordinate its efforts to end Veteran and chronic homelessness.
- Further integrate the work and assets of the VA on homelessness with the overall efforts to end Veteran and chronic homelessness in the community.
San Diego participants include the San Diego Regional Continuum of Care Council (RCCC); the County of San Diego’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA); United Way of San Diego County and the 100,000 Homes Campaign; Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH); the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH); the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System; and the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).
Next month, we will report back on the outcome of this two-day workshop.