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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See meeting documents here

 

Panel 1

 

Dr. Robert Smith

Director

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

Secretary

California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

Chair

California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council

 

 

Panel 2

 

Mr. Ron Stark

President

San Diego Veteran's Coalition

 

Ms. Kimberly Mitchell

President and CEO

Veterans Village of San Diego

 

Mr. Matt Schillingburg

Commander

American Legion Post 146

 

Mr. Greg Anglea

CEO

Interfaith Community Services

 

 

Ms. Tamera Kohler

CEO

San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless

 

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