38 U.S. Code § 2001 - Purpose
A prior section 2001 was renumbered section 4101 of this title.
National Goal To End Homelessness Among Veterans
“(b)Reaffirmation of Encouragement of Cooperative Efforts.—
Congress reaffirms its encouragement, as specified in the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001 (Public Law 107–95; 115 Stat. 903), that all departments and agencies of the Federal, State, and local governments, quasi-governmental organizations, private and public sector entities, including community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and individuals, work cooperatively to end chronic homelessness among veterans.”
Congress hereby declares it to be a national goal to end chronic homelessness among veterans within a decade of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 21, 2001].
“(b)Cooperative Efforts Encouraged.—
Congress hereby encourages all departments and agencies of Federal, State, and local governments, quasi-governmental organizations, private and public sector entities, including community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and individuals to work cooperatively to end chronic homelessness among veterans within a decade.”
Sense of the Congress Regarding the Needs of Homeless Veterans and the Responsibility of Federal Agencies
“It is the sense of the Congress that—
homelessness is a significant problem in the veterans community and veterans are disproportionately represented among homeless men;
while many effective programs assist homeless veterans to again become productive and self-sufficient members of society, current resources provided to such programs and other activities that assist homeless veterans are inadequate to provide all needed essential services, assistance, and support to homeless veterans;
the most effective programs for the assistance of homeless veterans should be identified and expanded;
federally funded programs for homeless veterans should be held accountable for achieving clearly defined results;
Federal efforts to assist homeless veterans should include prevention of homelessness; and
Federal agencies, particularly the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Labor, should cooperate more fully to address the problem of homelessness among veterans.”
Evaluation Centers for Homeless Veterans Programs
“The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall support the continuation within the Department of Veterans Affairs of at least one center for evaluation to monitor the structure, process, and outcome of programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs that address homeless veterans.”
Definitions in Pub. L. 107–95
“For purposes of this Act [see Short Title of 2001 Amendments note set out under section 101 of this title]:
The term ‘homeless veteran’ has the meaning given such term in section 2002 of title 38, United States Code, as added by section 5(a)(1).
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