Mid-Atlantic Region's Learning Community Call - February 24

Good afternoon,

CoC leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) are invited to participate in February's MAR Learning Community Call focused on the nuts and bolts of ending veterans homelessness in your communities. The call is specifically targeted for communities who may not already be receiving technical assistance on ending veterans homelessness, though all are welcome to attend and participate! 

Please register for Mid-Atlantic Regional CoC Learning Community: Ending Veterans Homelessness in Your CoC held on:
Feb 24, 2016 10:00 am EDT at 

We've collectively learned a lot in what works in ending veterans homelessness, so we'll use this call to: 1) Provide a brief, high-level overview of the key components, 2) Interview two communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region who have successfully met the goals of ending veterans homelessness as set out by USICH, and 3) Offer ample time for open discussion and questions. 

We hope you can join us! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The call will be recorded. 

The bi-monthly calls are organized by the Mid-Atlantic Region's Technical Assistance (TA) team. 

·        Mayors Challenge Desk Book (HUD). A large compilation of guidance, resources and tools issued through the Mayors Challenge effort.

·        Vets@Home Toolkit: Identifying and Engaging Homeless Veterans (HUD). HUD designed this toolkit for CoC stakeholders, practitioners and public officials to improve practices around identifying and engaging all veterans experiencing homelessness. Effective strategies used by communities that have been successful in decreasing veteran homelessness are detailed in this toolkit, and most can be easily adapted to fit any community situation.

·        Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness (USICH). The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have adopted a vision of what it means to end all homelessness and specific criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness in order to help guide communities as they take action to achieve the goal.

·        HUD Landlord and Recruitment Desk Book (HUD). This document can assist you in reaching out to and cultivating relationships with landlords.