On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 The Home Depot Foundation and the Housing Assistance Council hosted Serving Veterans in Rural America – A Symposium. The symposium was held on capitol hill in Washington, DC, and was designed to increase awareness of the needs of veterans in rural communities. At this event, HAC also released its report From Service to Shelter: Housing Veterans in Rural America, which details social, economic and housing conditions for veterans in rural communities.
This event generated widespread attention from various news sources including:
- “Homeless Vets in Rural Areas Lack Options, Advocates Say” – Military Times
- “VFW Joins Capitol Seminar on Rural Veterans” – Veteran’s Voice on the Hill
- “Serving Veterans in Rural America Requires City Engagement” – CitiesSpeak.org
- “Congress Agrees: Collaborative, Comprehensive Care Needed for Veterans” – Rooflines