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 […]

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). […]

CBS Sacramento: Hoarding Hits Local Veterans Struggling For Supplies

By: Marlee Ginter As people continue stockpiling, facilities that help veterans in need are scrambling for the basics. Jared Dannenberger, an Iraq War veteran, signed up to serve and protect. Now veterans like him at the Sacramento Veterans Resource Center of America need their own protection in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19. […]

NY Times: The Lasting Effects of “Bad Paper” Discharges on Military Veterans

The Lasting Effects of “Bad Paper” Discharges on Military Veterans   This is a letter to readers from Lauren Katzenberg, the editor of The New York Times’s At War channel. On Sept. 11, At War hosted an event in Los Angeles to discuss the lasting effects of bad-paper discharges, or forced separations for service members […]

CAVSA Names California State Assemblymember Irwin 2019 Legislator of the Year

August 14, 2019 SACRAMENTO, CA –The California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA) announced California State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin as the 2019 CAVSA Legislator of the Year in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the veteran community. At a reception honoring Assemblymember Irwin, CAVSA cited the Assemblywoman’s incredible leadership as the Chair of the Assembly […]

CAVSA Hosts Inaugural Veterans Mental Health Summit

On behalf of the California Association of Veterans Service Agencies (CAVSA), I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all those who attended and participated in the Inaugural Veterans Mental Health Summit in Sacramento on August 14th. We were thrilled to have nearly 100 attendees from across the State join us to hear updates on […]

CAVSA Member Hosts Annual 5K Run

CAVSA Member Hosts 9th Annual 5K Run   On May 18th, New Directions for Veterans hosted their 9th Annual NDVets 5K Run/Walk to honor the veterans in their lives and to raise funds to help serve local veterans. This year, they had more than 1,000 runners and walkers of all ages at the run which […]

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019 is observed on May 27. Please join us in taking time this Memorial Day to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  

CAVSA Weighs in on Important CA Legislation

“Department of Defense studies have found that veterans are four times as likely to be targeted by predatory lenders. CAVSA is in strong support of AB 539, which seeks to address these predatory practices and their disproportionate impact on California veterans,” said CAVSA Executive Director, Chuck Helget.

U.S.VETS Selected for West LA Campus Revitalization

During Veterans Month, the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs selected a Principal Developer to create more than 1,200 units of Veteran housing at VA’s Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – West Los Angeles Campus. U.S.VETS (CAVSA Member) selected to be part of this very important project.