Yesterday, the New Orleans Homeless Services Working Group, an official Mayoral Advisory Committee, unveiled the strategic 10-year plan to end homelessness in New Orleans. The Obama Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative played a key part in helping develop this cross-cutting plan. A member of the SC2 team in New Orleans, the Department of Veterans Affairs, has partnered with the City to redevelop a portion of the downtown VA Hospital site into a Homeless Community Resource Center. This project is one of the cornerstones of the City's plan. To find out more about this announcement, please visit the City of New Orleans Web site.
Derek Douglas is Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs.