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Mayor Morse joins Mayor’s Challenge to end Veterans Homelessness, will visit White House Wednesday to launch initiative with other Mayors and First Lady Michelle Obama



HOLYOKE – Mayor Morse is pleased to announce his participation in the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, making him one of only three Mayors in Massachusetts to pledge their commitment to ending Veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015.  On Wednesday, June 4, Mayor Morse will travel to the White House in Washington D.C. to join Mayors from across the country for a visit with First Lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries to learn more about the Challenge and its significance for the City of Holyoke. 

Mayor Morse joins Mayor Walsh of Boston and Mayor Mitchell of New Bedford as participants representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ efforts to raise public awareness, and increase learning and information sharing across initiatives and communities. The Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness was initiated by HUD Secretary Shaun Donavan and amplified by leaders across the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National League of Cities as a call for Mayors to a commitment to end Veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015. According to their website, the Mayor’s Challenge “is a way to solidify partnerships and secure commitments to end Veteran homelessness from mayors across the country”. 

For more information about the Mayor’s Challenge and its participants please visit the following link to their website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/veteran_information/mayors_challenge/


Posted on June 3, 2014 by