Housing & Services for Rural Veterans
A Coordinated Approach

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Friday, April 19, 2019


Join the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) for the 5th Annual National Symposium on Veterans Housing Issues. This year's theme centers upon addressing the critical housing, support services, policy and program needs related to affordable housing, homelessness and aging solutions for rural veterans. Issues that are particularly important within the geographic context of the Delta Regional Authority’s eight-state service area.

There are three distinct activities within the symposium schedule. The first, a two-hour "Nuts & Bolt" HAC-THDF grant application workshop; the second, a reception and book panel, featuring the book "Rural Housing and Economic Development (2018)", that establishes quality of life ramifications of veteran housing within a community's economic development activities. Finally, and most significantly, the symposium itself features policy-makers, elected officials, university officials/students, rural/small-town practitioners and the various practical program models that are providing both rental and homeowner options, home repairs and aging in place modifications, critical housing counseling and workforce development and social service delivery to aging and other vulnerable veteran populations.

Day 1: Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Interested in applying to HAC’s Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans Initiative? If so, join us early on Day 1, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM for the “Successful Grant Writing Mini Clinic: Tips, tools and best practices to nonprofit proposal writing”. Also make plans to join us on the evening of Day 1 for the "Reception and Book Review" from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

**Please see AGENDA TAB for a more detailed schedule**

Day 2: Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Breakfast service from 8:00 to 9:00 am.

There is no registration fee to attend this symposium. However, for sufficient meal counts, material prep and space planning; advance registration is required. For more information on the symposium contact Cheryl Cobbler at cheryl@ruralhome.org.


  • When

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Friday, April 19, 2019
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Arkansas State University | Carl R. Reng Student Union -Spring River Room-
    101 N. Caraway
    Jonesboro, AR 72401
    (870) 972-2100

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