The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the special needs of homeless veterans.
A prior section 2001 was renumbered section 4101 of this title.
Another prior section 2001, Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1217, related to compensation for veterans under agreements with States, prior to repeal by section 1(a) of Pub. L. 87–675.
National Goal To End Homelessness Among Veterans
Pub. L. 109–461, title VII, §701, Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3439, provided that:
Pub. L. 107–95, §3, Dec. 21, 2001, 115 Stat. 903, provided that:
Sense of the Congress Regarding the Needs of Homeless Veterans and the Responsibility of Federal Agencies
Pub. L. 107–95, §4, Dec. 21, 2001, 115 Stat. 904, provided that: "It is the sense of the Congress that—
"(1) homelessness is a significant problem in the veterans community and veterans are disproportionately represented among homeless men;
"(2) while many effective programs assist homeless veterans to again become productive and self-sufficient members of society, current resources provided to such programs and other activities that assist homeless veterans are inadequate to provide all needed essential services, assistance, and support to homeless veterans;
"(3) the most effective programs for the assistance of homeless veterans should be identified and expanded;
"(4) federally funded programs for homeless veterans should be held accountable for achieving clearly defined results;
"(5) Federal efforts to assist homeless veterans should include prevention of homelessness; and
"(6) Federal agencies, particularly the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Labor, should cooperate more fully to address the problem of homelessness among veterans."
Evaluation Centers for Homeless Veterans Programs
Pub. L. 107–95, §6(a), Dec. 21, 2001, 115 Stat. 919, provided that: "The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall support the continuation within the Department of Veterans Affairs of at least one center for evaluation to monitor the structure, process, and outcome of programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs that address homeless veterans."
Definitions in Pub. L. 107–95
Pub. L. 107–95, §2, Dec. 21, 2001, 115 Stat. 903, provided that: "For purposes of this Act [see Short Title of 2001 Amendments note set out under section 101 of this title]:
"(1) The term 'homeless veteran' has the meaning given such term in section 2002 of title 38, United States Code, as added by section 5(a)(1).
"(2) The term 'grant and per diem provider' means an entity in receipt of a grant under section 2011 or 2012 of title 38, United States Code, as so added."