The Military Housing Roundtable (MHR) quarterly meeting took place on May 4, 2022. The primary goal of the MHR is to support all military families in their homes regardless of where they choose to live and to ensure access to healthy, safe, and affordable housing. (Want more information on the roundtable and other coalitions MFAN convenes? Click here.)
Here’s what you need to know from this meeting:
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) briefed the group on their recent Privatized Military Housing report on how DoD is addressing oversight challenges citing their recommendations and requirements to improve housing conditions. These improvements include oversight of the condition of homes, increasing efficiency in resident communication, leadership involvement in projects, and using metrics to evaluate and maintain accountability throughout project performance.
Read the full report here.
bridging the gap
Addressing homelessness among veterans is a complex challenge involving various determinants of health. Bob Woodruff Foundation identified veteran housing insecurity as a top issue for 2022 and shared their newest issue of StandSMART for Heroes. In this issue, they explained how addressing social factors through a coordinated system of service could be a solution to end veteran homelessness.
To learn more about their research, findings, and goals for the future, click here.
Habitat for Humanity believes every veteran deserves a place to call home. Their Veterans Build events seek to provide volunteer, homeownership, and employment opportunities for veterans, service members, and their families. Hosting build events throughout the country for military families, they focus on repairing and building homes, creating employment opportunities, bringing together the local community, and raising awareness of this critical issue.
To learn more and get involved, visit Habitat.org/veterans.
Funded by Wells Fargo, the MHR convenes housing leaders and advocates and builds on best practices to develop and recommend policy and programmatic solutions.
The MHR consists of more than 30 public and private organizations with a vested interest in ensuring affordable, equitable, and safe housing for military and veteran families.
To learn more about the MHR, recommend a discussion topic, or submit a presentation request, contact Derek Doyle at email@example.com.