Western Pennsylvania Continuum of Care Ends Veteran Homelessness in 20 Counties

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Western PA CoC ends veteran homelessness 20 counties
Source: Pennsylvania CoC website

The Western Pennsylvania Continuum of Care (Western PA CoC) succeeded in its effort to help veterans transition out of homelessness in 20 counties.

According to Governor Tom Wolf, the U.S. Inter-agency Council on Homelessness, and the departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) confirmed the success of Western PA CoC.

The Western PA CoC effectively ended homeless in the counties of Armstrong, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Green, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.

In a statement, Gov. Wolf said, “Western PA CoC, through its efforts, will continue to ensure veteran homelessness is a rare, brief, and one-time occurrence. It has been my goal since I took office to reduce veteran homelessness and we have made progress.”

“It is my hope that the example set by the Western PA CoC becomes a model and inspiration for the rest of the state so we can end veteran homelessness commonwealth-wide,” he added.

Western PA CoC tackled veteran homelessness with forward-thinking approach

Furthermore, Gov. Wolf said, “The forward-thinking efforts of the Western PA CoC have changed the way we address veteran homelessness, building the infrastructure needed to enact meaningful change, and investing in the services that literally save lives.