Economic Opportunity Field Hearing: Housing our Heroes: Addressing the Veteran Homelessness Crisis

Economic Opportunity

Date: 08.22.19

Location: North County Coastal Military & Veterans Affairs Resource Center

Presiding: Rep. Levin

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will meet to conduct a field hearing entitled "Housing our Heroes: Addressing the Veteran Homelessness Crisis." This hearing will discuss policy issues related to veteran homelessness such as risk factors, improvements to programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, unique challenges faced by women veterans, and additional challenges homeless veterans face in areas such as nutrition, the criminal justice system, health care, and employment.

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Panel 1


Dr. Robert Smith


San Diego VA Health Care System


Mr. R. Hunter Kurtz

Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ms. Alexis Podesta


California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency


California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council



Panel 2


Mr. Ron Stark


San Diego Veteran's Coalition


Ms. Kimberly Mitchell

President and CEO

Veterans Village of San Diego


Mr. Matt Schillingburg


American Legion Post 146


Mr. Greg Anglea


Interfaith Community Services



Ms. Tamera Kohler


San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless