The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 13-member board of directors, the NCHV is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
United States Department of Veteran Affairs
The VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. In fact,VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons. Although limited to veterans and their dependents, VA’s major homeless-specific programs constitute the largest integrated network of homeless treatment and assistance services in the country.
Interagency Council on Homelessness
Congress established the Interagency Council on Homelessness in 1987 with the passage of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. The Council is responsible for providing Federal leadership for activities to assist homeless families and individuals. The actions needed to carry out the policies and priorities established by the Council are developed by a policy-level working group and various task forces with the assistance of Council staff. The policy group provides a forum for coordinating policies and programs, developing special initiatives, and preparing recommendations for consideration by the full Council.