End Veteran Homelessness

End Veteran Homelessness



The Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team, United Way of Denton County, and County municipalities are working together to end Veteran Homelessness in Denton County.
The mayors of the City of Denton and City of Lewisville have signed on to the national Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness
An end to Veteran homelessness means that our community will ensure homelessness among Veterans is prevented whenever possible or is otherwise a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience.
Specifically, as a community we will:
  • Quickly identify and engage Veterans at-risk of and/or already experiencing homelessness.
  • Intervene to prevent the loss of housing.
  • Provide immediate access to shelter and crisis services while permanent stable housing and appropriate supports are being secured.
  • Quickly connect Veterans experiencing homelessness to housing assistance and services—tailored to their unique needs.

This is a call to action for the entire community

This commitment to end Veteran homelessness is a coordinated effort between leaders from across the public, private, and nonprofit sector. Individuals and businesses can make donations to End Veteran Homelessness which will help reduce barriers to housing by increasing resources for nonprofits working with families to promote housing stability and self-sufficiency. Landlords and property managers can join the effort by making units accessible to move the needle toward ending Veteran homelessness.
The collaborative county-wide efforts to address Veteran Homelessness includes:
  • the launch of the Denton County Veterans Center in 2017,
  • securing HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers,
  • and implementing a system so every person experiencing homelessness in Denton County can be identified and matched to appropriate services.
Denton County service providers continue to collaborate to better identify people experiencing homelessness. Collected data reflects a manageable number of Veteran households experiencing homelessness in Denton County, a number the community can work together to bring to zero.

Veteran Homelessness Data

The Denton County Homelessness Dashboard includes data from a county-wide Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) that assists emergency shelters, housing, and supportive service providers to collect and store client data.

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) developed specific criteria and benchmarks to guide communities wanting to end Veteran homelessness. These criteria and benchmarks guide our community in our fight to end Veteran homelessness. 

 The image below represents our progress towards meeting those Criteria and Benchmarks. 




Complete Criteria & Benchmarks Updates