by Emily Salomon, Center for Housing Policy
As we prepare to celebrate the 2012 Housing Person of the Year honorees—organizations that meet the housing needs of Veterans—the National Housing Conference is launching a webinar series tied to this year’s Gala theme, Housing America’s Heroes. These hour-long webinars will provide background on specific housing challenges facing some veterans, and the unique strategies being used to meet the needs of this population.
Join us on June 13 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for the first in the series, Homeless Veterans and Rental Housing: Supportive Housing Programs to End Homelessness. This event will highlight the range of housing challenges faced by the homeless veteran population, examples of federal and state programs to ensure rental housing opportunities exist for veterans, and examples of supportive housing programs that are meeting the critical housing and service needs of this population. Register online now!
The second webinar in this series, Efforts to Protect Veterans from Foreclosure, will take place on June 19 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. It will feature speakers from the lending community and federal government to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities associated with protecting military families from foreclosure. Learn about how the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and other federal programs are being used to help veterans sustain homeownership and housing stability, and what more can be done to preserve homeownership for the military community. Register online here.