Sussex County, Georgetown hosting symposium on housing resources for homeless veterans 

GEORGETOWN – The Town of Georgetown and Sussex County are teaming to host a symposium on housing resources for homeless veterans on Thursday, August, 13.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lecture Hall in the William S. Carter Partnership Center at the Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.

“This is a unique opportunity to educate key stakeholders of the issues surrounding veteran homelessness, share available resources, and hear a first-hand success story,” said Georgetown Mayor Bill West.

In early 2015, the Town of Georgetown joined the State of Delaware; Kent, New Castle, and Sussex Counties and the cities of Blades, Dover, Newark, Seaford and Wilmington in the “Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran’s Homelessness.”

Working with representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the National League of Cities, statewide and local non-profits, the goal is to leverage federal resources and develop a local strategy to make sure every veteran in the community has access to stable housing and the supportive services they need to stay off the street.

Anyone desiring additional information should contact the Town Hall at 856-7391.

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