Laura Seitz, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will serve as co-chairman of an effort to end homelessness among veterans. Becker joins National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., and Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix to lead the Homeless Veteran Leadership Network, a national effort to challenge cities to meet the goal to end veteran homelessness in 2015.
Sixteen cities have initially signed on to the network to meet the Obama administration's recent challenge to mayors by partnering with community stakeholders and offering support for strategies to end veteran homelessness. Each network city will aim to engage in a "friendly competition" with another comparable city to be the next community to achieve that goal.
In 2013, the National League of Cities helped facilitate a competition between Phoenix and Salt Lake City to see which city could end veteran homelessness first. Recently, both cities have announced that they succeeded in ending chronic veteran homelessness.
- Romney, Huntsman may both be taking...
- Police stumped about what caused Springville...
- Granite School District reaches agreement...
- Police probing what caused deaths of...
- About Utah: Baltic Avenue just bought Boardwalk!
- Body of overdue hiker found in Zion National...
- Tourists rescued after road collapses,...
- Heavy rains flood homes, cemetery in Herriman
- Students rally for beard 'revolution'... 77
- Utah gay marriage case first in line at... 57
- Mia Love declines to make joint... 50
- Join the discussion: How libertarian is... 36
- Romney, Huntsman may both be taking... 34
- Coast-to-coast horseback ride against... 30
- 2 Utah companies respond to FDA warning... 18
- Utah in wait-and-see mode on same-sex... 17