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Report on Homelessness Among Veterans

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), with input from the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless (TICH) and the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), conducted a study on homelessness among veterans and submitted a report to the Texas Legislature on December 1, 2016.

Report on Homelessness Among Veterans (PDF)

Appendices

Appendix A. Senate Bill 1580 (PDF)
Appendix B. Discussion of Veteran and Homeless Definitions (PDF)
Appendix C. Veteran Demographics in Texas (PDF)
Appendix D. Data Sources for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)
Appendix E. Texas Point-in-Time Count Analysis (PDF)
Appendix F. 2-1-1 Calls for State Fiscal Years 2012-2015 in Eleven Cities (PDF)
Appendix G. Housing and Service Needs of Veterans (PDF)
Appendix H. Overview of the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness (PDF)
Appendix I. Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness in Houston (PDF)
Appendix J. Mayors Challenge Survey Template (PDF)
Appendix K. Mayors Challenge Survey Responses (PDF)
Appendix L. Programs Used by Persons Experiencing or At Risk of Homelessness (PDF)
Appendix M. Programs Specific to Veterans Experiencing or At Risk of Homelessness (PDF)
Appendix N. Federal Programs that Address Veteran Homelessness (PDF)
Appendix O. Nonprofit and Government Homeless and Veteran Service Providers in Texas (PDF)
Appendix P. Responses to Online Forum for Recommendations to End Veteran Homelessness (PDF)
Appendix Q. Recommendations from the Public (PDF)
Appendix R. Public input that is not Recommended (PDF)
Appendix S. Bibliography (PDF)

About the Study and Report on Homelessness among Veterans

The Study on Homelessness among Veterans is required by Senate Bill 1580 (PDF), 84thTexas Legislature, Regular Session.

Per Senate Bill 1580, the study includes on the following information:

  • The definition of homeless veteran used for the study
  • The status of homeless veterans in Texas
  • The statewide and local entities providing services for veterans
  • The funding sources of services for veterans
  • Recommendations to the State‚Äôs approach to address veteran homelessness
  • Recommendations to State law to assist homeless veterans

More Information

For additional information, please contact Naomi Cantu, Coordinator for Homelessness Programs and Policy with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs at Naomi.Cantu@tdhca.state.tx.us