In November 2019, Mayor Kristine Lott joined the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. This campaign is a call to action for all mayors and other state and local leaders to publicly commit to making sure that every Veteran who served America has a home in America. Federal partners for the challenge are led by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Today, the City of Winooski is proud to announce that Chittenden County has made the list of communities that have ended veteran homelessness.
“Winooski appreciates the service of our veterans to our nation and their continued contributions to our community. No veteran should go un-housed and we are grateful for the hard work that’s happened across our county to end veteran homelessness. The City of Winooski is committed to continuing to support this work ensuring housing security for Veterans in need. We hope this model can be expanded to support more residents in need.”
Kristine Lott, Mayor of Winooski
"We congratulate and thank our Chittenden County partners who have worked so hard on behalf of our veterans to meet the challenge of ending veteran homelessness. Chittenden County is a great example of leaders coming together to develop strategies to address this critical issue; this success gives hope to the idea that homelessness does not need to be a permanent fixture of rural or urban life.”
David Tille, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
“Each one of the three states and 79 communities that has effectively ended Veteran homelessness has worked closely with federal partners, like VA and used data to guide key decisions. And Chittenden County reached this important milestone by following that same formula. Chittenden County’s achievement shows that by working together across all levels of government and in coordination with private and non-profit organizations, we can ensure that homelessness among Veterans is rare, brief and non-recurring.”
Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
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