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VA - 13849 - Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Homeless VeteransAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number13849
Original Establishment Date12/21/2001Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date5/13/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director of Community Engagement
Date Of Renewal Charter5/13/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Anthony
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority38 U.S.C. 2066Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Love
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*38 U.S.C. 2066Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 430-0007
Effective Date Of Authority*12/21/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the benefits and services to homeless Veterans provided by the Department. The challenges faced by homeless Veterans include matters that are related to the Secretary’s current priorities and VA strategic goals. Many homeless Veterans experience an increased risk of death by suicide, adverse outcomes related to opiate usage; and face difficulty getting access to mental and physical healthcare. The recommendations of the Committee are framed within the context of providing greater choice, modernizing systems, increasing efficiency, improving timeliness, and preventing suicide. Efforts to improve delivery of VA services along those identified priorities all organically serve to improve outcomes for homeless Veterans. The Committee is authorized to conduct analyses and develop additional reports or other materials. The Committee convenes a public meeting to vote on proposed recommendations and reviews deliberations of other community, state and federal entities including the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. The Committee shall submit a report to the Secretary on the programs and activities of the Department that relate to homeless Veterans, so the report can be submitted to Congress by the Secretary no later than March 31 of each year. Many of the issues that are brought to the attention of the Secretary and Congress have been addressed by VA based on their written response in previous annual reports. The Committee and the Department share a common mission to ensure all Veterans, regardless of gender, age, race, or disability, are provided with programs and services to aid their rehabilitation and reintegration into society as fully functioning citizens. The Committee and the Department continue the sacred duty to reach out and assist these Veterans in their immediate and long-term efforts to rejoin society. The Committee ensures the gains made to addressing homelessness among Veterans will continue, and the Department will advance the efforts to coordinate with its community partnerships to create new employment and housing initiatives.
How is membership balanced?*Members are experts knowledgeable in the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse disorders as well as those adept at developing permanent housing alternatives for lower-income populations; community-based service providers, and advocates of homeless Veterans and individuals with lived homeless experience in both the civilian and Veteran populations One member is a former senior official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Members are selected with equitable geographic, ethnic and gender representation.

Members from other federal agencies (which included but were not limited to Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and the United States Department of Agriculture) serve as Ex-Officio Members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets in person at least two times per year. The meetings provide opportunities to closely review VA services for homeless Veterans, interagency coordination to provide additional services, and conduct site visits to allow members to personally assess the delivery of certain homeless services. In FY 2022, the committee held two virtual public meetings (April 5-6, 2022, and September 20-22, 2022).
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Decreases in the number of homeless Veterans have been encouraging. This Committee provides input on investments in effective strategies that include but are not limited to rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing. Additionally, an unprecedented collaboration between VA and other Federal partners and state and local communities, have yielded substantial reductions in Veteran homelessness. The committee realizes that finishing the job will require continued investment in Veteran-centric housing and health programs, the widespread adoption of evidence-based best practices, such as Housing First, and greater linkages to employment and other community-based resources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee meetings are open to the public; however, when the Committee conducts site visits or tours a VA facility, the meeting is closed in accordance with
5 U.S.C Sec. 552b(c)(6) to protect Veterans’ privacy and personal information.
Recommendation RemarksThe Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans supports Goal 2: Veterans receive timely and integrated care and support that emphasizes their well-being and independence throughout their life journey.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*194Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is a total of recommendations for 2003 through 2022.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe recommendations partly implemented primarily involve work by agencies, such as Department of Labor, Department of Defense, and Health and Human ServicesAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Department submits a formal response to each Committee recommendation, and Department officials brief the Committee on actions taken to implement recommendations.Narrative Description*The Committee provides recommendations to improve coordination of services to homeless Veterans and to enhance partnerships with other public and private service providers.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members*$6,132.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$6,100.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$54,150.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$50,000.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$15,143.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$55,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$75,425.00Est. Total Next FY*$115,600.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/31/2022 12:19 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.75
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.75Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Health Care
Medicine and Dentistry
Veterans and Veterans' Medical Care


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039947Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2021
 COM-037765Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2020
 COM-035944Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2019
 COM-033594Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2018
 COM-001834Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2017
 COM-002478Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2016
 COM-003377Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2015
 COM-005222Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2014
 COM-006068Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2013
 COM-007321Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2012
 COM-007587Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2011
 COM-009454Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2010
 COM-010383Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2009
 COM-010571Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2008
 COM-011553Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2007
 COM-012409Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2006
 COM-013413Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2005
 COM-015213Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2004
 COM-016064Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2003
 COM-016364Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans2002