The Biden administration is the latest to take on the problem of veteran homelessness. That problem has been a Cross-Agency Priority Goal for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for nearly a decade.
- Richard Cho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said his agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs both collect veteran homelessness data and track changes from year to year.
- Keith Harris, National Director of Clinical Operations for the Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Programs, said involvement of the secretaries has been key in the departmental collaboration over the past ten years but has slipped recently, so they intend to bring that back.
- Harris said outreach and changes in legislation are helping them reach veterans who are hard to reach.