BLOG: Marching Towards Ending Homelessness for Vets

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 21, 2015 By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary Government That Works,  The Blog Earlier this year, Governor Tom Wolf challenged all commonwealth agencies and communities to reduce veteran homelessness by 40 percent in Pennsylvania in the last 100 days of 2015. And last week, the governor and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced that we’re nearing that goal with 481 homeless veterans placed in permanent housing between Sept. 23 and Nov. 30, 2015.In early 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducted a point-in-time count which identified approximately 1,300 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth’s vast network of state agencies and community partners are working diligently to hit functional zero, which means having the process and the resources in place to identify and house any homeless veteran who wants to be assisted.The challenge, officially known as the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, is a HUD initiative that was launched in June 2014. It was conceived as a means for local leaders to create and coordinate strategies to curb veteran homelessness. Across the United States, 859 mayors, governors, and county executives are currently participating in the challenge. More than a dozen local mayors and county leaders have joined the Mayors Challenge.The city of Lancaster and Lancaster County have already announced that they have the systems in place to successfully meet the needs of homeless veterans in their area and we know other communities are very close to making the same announcement. Philadelphia announced last week that it “effectively ended” homelessness for veterans in the commonwealth’s largest city. Pittsburgh, among other cities and smaller municipalities, has also made big strides, announcing in November that housing had been provided for 88% of homeless veterans in Pittsburgh.For more information about the challenge, visit the HUD website.center_img BLOG: Marching Towards Ending Homelessness for Vets SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Nations Cup team selected for British girls’ championship

first_img7 Aug 2012 Nations Cup team selected for British girls’ championship The trio of Gabriella Cowley, Georgia Hall and Brogan Townend will represent England in the Nations Cup team event at the British girls’ championship at Tenby from 13-17 August. The reserve is Olivia Winning. Gabriella, 16, from West Essex, is the Scottish U16 open stroke play champion and, like Georgia, Brogan and Olivia, is currently representing England in the Girls’ Home Internationals at Radyr, Wales. She was the 2011 English U15 titleholder. Georgia Hall, 16, (Remedy Oak), is currently ranked sixth in the women’s world amateur rankings. She was runner-up in the English women’s amateur in May and reached the semi-finals of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at Carnoustie in June. Brogan Townend, 18, (Pleasington, image © Leaderboard Photography) is the 2011 Faldo Series girls’ champion and this year’s  runner-up, for the second season in a row, in the Northern women’s championship. She has helped Lancashire reach the 2012 County Finals. Olivia Winning, 17, (Rotherham), had a top ten finish at the English girls’ championship. She won the Pleasington Putter and was runner-up at this season’s Fairhaven Trophies where she set a course recordlast_img read more