July 18, 2017

Duckworth Meets with All Chicago Making Homelessness History to Discuss Veteran Homelessness


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with representatives from the All Chicago Making Homelessness History organization who are visiting Capitol Hill to discuss ending Veteran homelessness. A photo of the meeting can be found here.

"Every American is dishonored when someone who fought for our freedom is forced to lay his or her head down to sleep on the same streets they defended," said Senator Duckworth. "I will continue working with organizations like All Chicago to help bring us closer to the goal of eliminating homelessness among Veterans and their families once and for all."

All Chicago is an organization dedicated to addressing homelessness by providing immediate resources and developing long-term strategies to combat the issue.

Prior to joining Congress, Duckworth served as Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she coordinated the VA's joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to end homelessness among Veterans. In 2016, HUD released data showing the rate of homelessness among Veterans has fallen nearly 50 percent since 2010.