[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2002)]
[Page 69812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-29269]



Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in accordance with Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act), gives notice that a 
meeting of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans will be held 
from Thursday, December 12, 2002 through Friday, December 13, 2002, at 
the VA Service Center, 2nd Floor--VOA Meeting Room, 1492 West Flagler 
Street, Miami, FL 33135. A public meeting will convene Thursday and 
Friday at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. daily. There will be a town hall 
forum on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. John Bosco Church, 1301 
West Flager Street, Miami, FL 33135. The meeting and town hall forum 
are open to the public. Members of the public must sign up at the town 
hall meeting in order to speak at the town hall forum. The purpose of 
the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with an 
on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the policies, 
organizational structures, and services of the Department in assisting 
homeless veterans. The Committee shall assemble and review information 
relating to the needs of homeless veterans and provide on-going advice 
on the most appropriate means of providing assistance to homeless 
veterans. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary 
regarding such activities.
    On December 12, the Committee will receive information about 
efforts to coordinate services and increase veteran access to homeless 
services from VA and other health and benefits programs and review new 
initiatives to assist veterans. A town hall forum will be held to hear 
comments and concerns from current and formerly homeless veterans, 
service providers, faith-based organizations and tribal governments. On 
December 13, the Committee will continue reviews of presentations and 
discuss future actions for the Committee including formulation of 
Committee recommendations.
    Those wishing to attend the meeting should contact Mr. Pete 
Dougherty, Department of Veterans Affairs, at (202) 273-5764. No time 
will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public, 
except during the town hall forum. However, the Committee will accept 
written comments from interested parties on issues affecting homeless 
veterans. Such comments should be referred to the Committee at the 
following address: Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Homeless 
Veterans Programs Office (075D), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 
810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420.

    Dated: November 12, 2002.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
Nora E. Egan,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 02-29269 Filed 11-18-02; 8:45 am]