In January of 2015 Chair Kafoury and Mayor Hales joined the national Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness and Portland was chosen to participate in the federal 25 Cities Initiative to End Veteran Homelessness.

In order to achieve an end to Veteran homelessness, A Home for Everyone's "A Home for Every Veteran" initiative successfully created a system that could offer permanent housing to at least as many Veterans as are estimated to become homeless in Multnomah County during a single year. Based on a point-in-time count conducted in January of 2015, that number for 2015 was estimated to be 690. As of the end of December of 2015 our community had successfully permanently housed 695 Veterans.