- Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices
Date Published: February 2012Print ShareThis
In this document, we look at the level of integration and coordination between two specific programs: 1) Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)—a Department of Labor (DOL) employment program that provides employment and supportive services to Veterans who are homeless, and 2) Continuum of Care (CoC)—local bodies funded and tasked by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to oversee coordination of homeless services in local communities. The purpose of this brief is to serve as a resource that HVRPs and CoCs can use to partner and share what works in helping Veterans who are homeless obtain housing, supportive services, and jobs. Continuums of Care play an increasingly important role in their communities as planners and managers of local systems of care for homeless individuals and families as well as those at-risk of homelessness. HVRPs are an important resource to address Veteran homelessness and an important program in the CoC. In this document we describe strategies to that foster collaboration between HVRPs and CoCs.