Levin to Lead Congressional Field Hearing on Veteran Homelessness

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Oceanside, CA – Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, willlead a bipartisan congressional hearing entitled “Housing our Heroes: Addressing the Veteran Homelessness Crisis” in Oceanside. The hearing will address issues related to veteran homelessness such as risk factors, federal homelessness programs, uniquechallenges faced by women veterans, and additional challenges homeless veterans face in areas such as health care, employment, and the criminal justice system.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA), Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Ranking Member Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) will also participate in thehearing. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will host a livestream here.

WHAT: Congressional Field Hearing on Veteran Homelessness

WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 10:00 AM PT

WHERE: North County Coastal Military & Veterans Affairs Resource Center, 1701 Mission Avenue, Ste. 110 Oceanside, CA 92058

WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Chairman Mike Levin (D-CA)

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA)

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Ranking Member Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA)

Panel 1:
•Dr. Robert Smith – Director of the San Diego VA Health Care System
•Mr. R. Hunter Kurtz – Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
•Mr. Nathan Fletcher – San Diego County Supervisor
•Ms. Alexis Podesta – Secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency and Chair of the California Homeless Coordinating andFinancing Council

Panel 2:
•Mr. Ron Stark – President of the San Diego Veteran’s Coalition
•Ms. Kimberly Mitchell – President and CEO of the Veterans Village of San Diego
•Mr. Matt Schillingburg – Commander of American Legion Post 146
•Mr. Greg Anglea – CEO of Interfaith Community Services
•Ms. Tamera Kohler – CEO of the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless