Returning Veterans 1: Ending Homelessness

State and local governments are fighting a battle on the home front: How to reintegrate returning veterans into society. The numbers are staggering:

  • 48,000 vets will return from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
  • 100,000 troops and Marines will be downsized from the Army and Marine Corps within five years.
  • 2.5 million military men and women are already home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

While the quantity of returning veterans will vary by community, many of their needs will be the same. These include finding new employment and career paths, access to medical care and mental health treatments, affordable family housing, and moving forward with post-secondary education. 

ICMA, NACo, NCSL, NGA, and NLC invite you to join in a free webinar series that will help state and local governments learn about available opportunities, leading practices, and lessons learned from veteran reintegration programs thus far. 

This is the first of four in a series. 

Elisha Harig-Blaine

Principal Housing Associate, National League of Cities

Beth Sandor

Director of Zero: 2016, Community Solutions

Heather Pritchard

Senior Manager of National Partnerships, The Home Depot Foundation

Megan Owens

Local Homeless Coordinating Board Policy Analyst

Amanda Fried

Deputy Director for Policy, Housing, Opportunity, Partnerships & Engagement; San Francisco, California

Elizabeth Reining Buehler, AICP

Homeless Services Coordinator, Salt Lake City, Utah


Open to view video.
Open to view video. 90 minutes
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available