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MATERIALS POSTED: Serving Veterans in Rural America Symposium

Presentations | Photos | Agenda | Press Release

Held on May 20, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the US Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC (Room SVC 200-201). This second annual conference will provide information on housing, health, and employment needs and programs for rural veterans. The conference will draw attention to this sometimes forgotten group, and showcase model programs that help. A special focus will be on successful local projects serving veterans. Co-sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, the conference also featured a presentation on data and demographic information about rural veterans.

Presentations | Photos | Agenda | Press Release

Held on May 20, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the US Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC (Room SVC 200-201). This second annual conference will provide information on housing, health, and employment needs and programs for rural veterans. The conference will draw attention to this sometimes forgotten group, and showcase model programs that help. A special focus will be on successful local projects serving veterans. Co-sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, the conference also featured a presentation on data and demographic information about rural veterans.

Press Coverage

Despite numbers, rural vets lack attention, resources

Unique Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas Taken Up by HAC

Presentations

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8:30 – 8:40 am

Opening Remarks — Moises Loza, Housing Assistance Council

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8:40 – 9:15 am

Congressional Perspectives

9:15 – 9:30 am

Welcome — Heather Pritchard, The Home Depot Foundation

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9:30 -10:15 am

Counting Rural Veterans: An Update on HAC Research and Data

Eric Oberdorfer, Housing Assistance Council

10:30 – 11:45 am

Best Practice Models: Multifamily and Transitional Housing

Moderator: Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Washington, DC

12:15 – 1:45 pm

Federal Resources for Rural Veterans

Moderator: Hilda Heady, Atlas Research, Washington, DC

1:45 – 3:00 pm

Best Practice Models: Home Ownership and Repair

Moderator: Marvin Ginn, Native Community Finance, Laguna, NM