Opening Doors to Innovation: Building Strong Connections to Rapidly House Veterans

On December 4, 2013, USICH and the National Coalition for Homeless on Veterans (NCHV) hosted an informational webinar focused on how providers serving Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness can build strong local connections between VA and Continuum of Care (CoC) resources and rapidly connect homeless Veterans to permanent housing.

Coordinated, collaborative, and community-based actions that rapidly connect Veterans to permanent housing, healthcare, jobs, and other supportive services are essential to achieve our collective goal of ending Veteran homelessness by 2015.


  • Barbara Poppe, Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Baylee Crone, Vice President of Operations and Programs, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  • John Kuhn, National Director, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Eric Grumdahl, Policy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Gerald Eckert, Social Services Manager, The Salvation Army, Greater Houston Area Command, Houston, TX
  • Jamie Ebaugh, Director of Supportive Housing, Southwest Counseling, Detroit, MI

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Additional resources

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