How New Orleans Became to First US City to End Veteran Homelessness

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On Independence Day, First Lady Michelle Obama issued the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in local communities by the end of 2015. The city of New Orleans did the first lady one better and completed the task by the end of 2014.

On Independence Day, First Lady Michelle Obama issued the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in local communities by the end of 2015. The city of New Orleans did the first lady one better and completed the task by the end of 2014.

To be fair, the city’s last known homeless veteran was moved into his new apartment on January 2 around 6 p.m., but who are we to split hairs when the vibrant Crescent City has just become the first US city to effectively eliminate veteran homelessness?

Homelessness advocates around the nation are now praising the town’s efforts as a model for other US cities hoping to end not just veteran homelessness, but homelessness as a whole.

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Published February 18, 2015