Serving Veterans in Rural America: A Symposium

Washington, District of Columbia
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Serving Veterans in Rural America: A Symposium
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

US Capitol Visitor Center
US Capitol Visitor Center, First Street Southeast
Room SVC 200-201
Washington, District of Columbia 20515
United States

Serving Veterans in Rural America aims to draw attention to our rural veterans -- and to showcase programs and initiatives that help with housing, health, and employment needs. America’s veterans disproportionately are from rural areas and small towns.  Rural veterans make up over 40 percent of enrollees in the VA’s health system. While 21 percent of the US population is rural, 25 percent of the nation’s veterans live in rural communities. Youths from rural zip codes are 22 percent more likely to enlist than young people from cities.  And within a decade an astounding 70 percent of rural veterans will be age 65 and over.  Rural America serves, but this service is then often forgotten. 

Invited speakers include:
  • Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
  • Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME)
  • Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL)
  • Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
There is no charge for the symposium however, advance registration is required.  This event meets the standards of the House and Senate ethics rules for a widely attended event.
To RSVP contact Janice Clark at 202-842-8600 or janice@ruralhome.org. Or register online at
https://www.regonline.com/VeteranDC2014.

This symposium is made possible through the generous support of The Home Depot Foundation.  Additional information about HAC’s Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans program can be found at www.ruralhome.org.

Generous Support Provided By:



                                                     

 

Contact Information

  • Phone: (202) 842-8600
    Email: registration@ruralhome.org
Presented by the Housing Assistance Council