Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Focused Outreach Richmond
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.