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Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans will be held from Thursday, February 20, 2003, through Friday, February 21, 2003, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The meeting will be held at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Room 730, Washington, DC 20420. The meeting is open to the public.

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 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 February 20, the Committee will review information about efforts to coordinate services and increase veteran access to homeless services from VA and other health and benefits programs and review new draft recommendations to assist veterans. On February 21, the Committee will continue its review and discussion of its draft recommendations to the Secretary.

Those wishing to attend the meeting should contact Mr. Pete Dougherty, Start Printed Page 4818Department of Veterans Affairs, at (202) 273-5764. No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, the Committee will accept written comments from interest 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.

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Dated: January 23, 2003.

By Direction of the Secretary.

Nora E. Egan,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-2128 Filed 1-29-03; 8:45 am]

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