Anthony Love serves as the Senior Advisor and Director of Community Engagement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Healthcare Administration, Homeless Programs. In this role, he develops and implements strategies to improve VA’s engagement with federal, state and local agencies, communities and other interested stakeholders to ensure every resource is available to Veterans needing to exit homelessness. He also provides timely and insightful advice to the Director of VHA Homeless Programs on operational and strategic opportunities, as well as identifies and recommends best practices related to homeless solutions, community, state and local government engagement as well as facilitates alignment of VHA Operations and Research functions.
Anthony previously served as Deputy Director for the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), where he was responsible for coordinating the state and local work of the Council and served as the lead on Veterans issues for the Council.
Anthony has over 18 years of experience in homelessness and poverty issues. He was Site Director for the nonprofit United States Veterans Initiative’s Houston office. During his leadership there, US Vet's in Houston became the largest provider of housing and support services to homeless veterans in Texas, providing housing and services to more than 20,000 homeless veterans.
Before leaving Houston for Washington, DC, Anthony served as President and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, the principal agency for the Homeless Continuum of Care for a county of almost four million people. Under Anthony’s leadership, the community developed and unveiled its first Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, coordinated one of the largest one day outreach and rapid rehousing initiatives in the state of Texas and increased its annual HUD homeless allocation from $14 million to $20 million.
Anthony earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas State University in 1990 and later earned his Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri‐Kansas City in 1995. He has been recognized by numerous groups and organizations for his work to end homelessness. Anthony is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.