From Our Partners at the VA: The VA, HUD, and USICH Community Planning Survey
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is inviting communities to complete the 2nd VA, HUD, and USICH Community Planning Survey. The purpose of the survey is to help us to better understand community progress related to ending Veteran homelessness and the development of sustainable systems. The information gathered as a part of this survey will help the VA—along with HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)—tailor training and technical assistance so that it more effectively addresses local needs. Responses should be inclusive of the perspectives of the Continuum of Care (CoC) (or the CoC’s official representative in cases where the Veteran Work Group/Subcommittee has been designated by the CoC to respond), Veteran Work Groups/Subcommittees, the VA Medical Center(s) homeless leadership covering the CoC, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grantees, Grant and Per Diem (GPD) grantees, and other Community Partners.
Survey submissions will be one (1) response per CoC. While SSVF grantees will facilitate submissions in the survey tool, it is critical that community dialogue occur to prepare a response that accurately depicts community progress and needs. This survey is not an evaluation; it has no impact on funding, awards, or compliance. Open and honest responses are needed.
The survey is due on or before Friday, June 15, 2018.
The following resources are available:
- A brief instructional video
- A companion guide to the survey
- A copy of the survey questions (Please note that this is for reference; responses will be submitted via the survey tool with assistance from SSVF grantees.)
- An excel file of the previous survey responses, located under Community Plans/Community Planning Survey on the VA’s website
Questions? For questions and support related to the survey, please contact Adrienne at Adrienne.firstname.lastname@example.org and include your CoC name and number.
We sincerely appreciate your work with community planning and implementation to end Veteran homelessness.