Newsom signs legislation to expedite housing services for homeless veterans

CAVSA in the News The Triplicate November 3, 2023 This past week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1386, by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D – Encino), which will cut down on bureaucratic red tape and create an expedited process to move homeless veterans into supportive housing units as quickly and efficiently as possible. Under […]

2021-22 California Veterans Community Report

2021-22 REPORT CALIFORNIA VETERANS COMMUNITY REPORT ­ Quick Links – Executive Summary – Full Report CAVSA’s members are community-based direct service providers; we draw upon our experience working directly with veterans to inform policy and advocate for adequate and accessible services and support. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I’d like to thank you […]

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development–Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program: Bring All Homeless Veterans Home

By Ethan J. Evans Published: 25 June 2022 Health & Social Work, Volume 47, Issue 3, August 2022, Pages 161–164, Extract On a single night in January 2020, 37,252 veterans were experiencing homelessness in the United States—36,115 fewer veterans than in 2009, when these data were first collected (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2021). […]

California Department of Public Health Announces Membership in the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee to Ensure Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Committee Members Advise State on Advancing the Principles of Safety, Equity and Transparency in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Allocation   Date: November 23, 2020 Number: NR20-311 Contact: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov Read online here.  SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced membership in the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee with broad representation from organizations throughout California to provide […]

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Veterans in need receive support at annual event despite pandemic complications

Veterans Village of San Diego, along with many partner organizations, hosted a scaled-back, socially-distant version of its annual ‘Stand Down’ event Sunday morning.   By KATE MORRISSEY NOV. 22, 2020 Read online here. SAN DIEGO  —  An annual event designed to support veterans in need found a way to continue its mission despite the pandemic in […]

New Directions for Veterans: Virtual Honoring Our Heroes Gala 2020

Please join CAVSA member agency New Directions for Veterans this Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11, 2020, in honoring the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. More information can be found here and below.    

U.S. VETS Salute Gala – Streaming Online November 10, 2020 5pm

CAVSA member agency U.S. Vets is hosting the first-ever virtual presentation of the U.S.VETS Salute Gala! This year’s Salute Gala will celebrate the launch of U.S.VETS’ first national PSA campaign Home Base for Opportunity which will raise awareness and support for our mission to end veteran homelessness. Together we can ensure that no one who […]

Feinstein Bill Would Help West LA VA Campus House More Homeless Vets

Press Release: Office of United States Senator Dianne Feinstein Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act, a bill that would allow the West Los Angeles VA Campus to use proceeds from property leasing to build additional housing for homeless veterans. Under current Veterans Administration regulations, the West LA VA […]

McCarthy, Levin Introduce Bill to Provide Assistance to Homeless Veterans

Press Release Representatives Kevin McCarthy and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020 to ensure that our nation’s homeless veterans receive HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program vouchers and supportive services that they deserve. “For generations, our veterans have sacrificed immensely to guarantee the safety of the United States at home and […]

CAVSA Issues 2019 Annual Report on State of the California Veteran Community

Sacramento, CA, August 6, 2020 – The California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA) has issued its annual report outlining the challenges facing the California veteran community and ongoing priorities. “We are grateful for the opportunity to deliver this 2019 State of the Veteran Community Report to our statewide community,” said Stephen Peck, CAVSA Board […]