The North Dakota Homeless Veteran By-Name List is a list of homeless veterans in our state. This list is populated through information from outreach, HMIS, shelters, VA-funded programs including GPD providers, and any other providers in the community who may work with veterans experiencing homelessness. The By-Name List is not a "waiting list" – veterans on this list may already be accessing programs, waiting for a housing unit, or may self-resolve their homelessness – it is a list meant to give the key partners involved in ending veteran homelessness in your community a solid understanding of the people (not just the numbers) that need to be re-housed at any given time. It is a very important tool in our efforts to end veteran homelessness. This list is used at regular veteran-focused coordination/case conferencing meetings to determine what needs to be done and what barriers needs to be removed to get them into housing. The information entered into this online form is securely transmitted to the VA Coordinated Entry Specialist. The individual is then added to the by-name list to be discussed on weekly case conferencing calls. Contact Sara Wiederholt for more information.
Veterans who are experiencing a housing crisis can call to 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838) to get access to trained VA counselors located in North Dakota 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp for more information.
For more information about Coordinated Entry in North Dakota, visit http://careslink.org/.