2019 VA, HUD, & USICH Community Planning Survey

A Message from Our Partners at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is inviting communities to complete the third VA, HUD, and USICH Community Planning Survey. The purpose of the survey is to help us to better understand community progress related to ending Veteran homelessness and the development of sustainable systems. The information gathered as a part of this survey will help the VA—along with HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)—tailor training and technical assistance so that it more effectively addresses local needs. Responses should be inclusive of the perspectives of the CoC (or the CoC's official representative in cases where the Veteran Work Group/Subcommittee has been designated by the CoC to respond), Veteran Work Groups/Subcommittees, the VA Medical Center(s) homeless leadership covering the CoC, SSVF grantees, GPD grantees, and other Community Partners.

Survey submissions will be one (1) response per Continuum of Care. While Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grantees will facilitate submissions in the survey tool, it is critical that community dialogue occur to prepare a response that accurately depicts community progress and needs. It is also critical that we have the local HMIS Lead Agency assist in filling out Section 6: Data and Data Sharing for data accuracy.

This survey is not an evaluation; it has no impact on funding, awards, or compliance. Open and honest responses are needed.

The survey is due on or before Monday, June 3rd 2019.

Companion Guide to the survey is below.

A copy of the Survey Questions is below. Please note that this is for reference and the drop down menus will not work; responses will be submitted via the survey tool link with assistance from SSVF grantees.

FY18 survey results can be found here:

Questions? For questions and support related to the survey, please contact Tamara at Tamara.Wright2@va.gov and include your CoC name and number.

VA HUD and USICH Community Planning Survey April 2019.pdf
Companion Guide for VA HUD and USICH Community Planning Survey 2019.pdf