Can Data End Veteran Homelessness? Ask Virginia


William Hazel

Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Matthew Leslie

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Desiree Taylor

Focused Outreach Richmond

Amber Ivey

The Pew Charitable Trusts

In 2015, Virginia became the first state to functionally end veteran homelessness. To reach this goal, dozens of government and non-government veteran-serving stakeholders came together, shared data, and used it strategically to target limited resources. The effort’s leaders will debunk the myth that using data requires a high-tech solution. They will also discuss the challenges they faced, including privacy concerns, data gaps, and not losing sight of the human experience behind the numbers.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate