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This fact sheet examines homelessness among U.S. veterans. Background information, demographics, and programs and policy issues are also discussed. The authors include a list of additional resources for further study. (Authors)
National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
In association with Veterans Day 2009, the National Alliance to End Homelessness released an update to the veterans report: Vital Mission: Ending Homelessness Among Veterans. New data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows that while the...
Wendy Grace Evans
Mike Kabisch, Intensive Case Manager and Veteran Specialist with Project REACH in Seattle, speaks from the heart about his work in meeting veterans where they are. In the United States, roughly one third of men who are homeless are veterans. Sixty-...
This fact sheet examines homelessness among U.S. veterans. A list of resources for further study is also provided.
Kristen Paquette
This resource provides information and current statistics about veterans experiencing homelessness. Veterans Experiencing Homelessness According to Veteran Homelessness: A Supplement to the 2009 Annual Homelessness Report, released in January 2011...
The first national study on homeless veterans has uncovered a group of former soldiers living in shelters and on the streets, struggling with alcoholism, mental illness and a sense of being lost in the country they served.Often middle-aged and...
Some veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession are finding themselves homeless. Scott Pelley reports on an annual encampment in San Diego where veterans can find hope, help and services.
Homeless women veterans have long been a priority of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). They are now becoming a national priority of the U.S. Veterans Administration, as evidenced by the Special Needs grant money targeting women...
Tom Albanese
In recent years, we have made substantial strides in housing veterans and preventing returns to homelessness. Those recent successes can be attributed to several factors, including a sufficient amount of investment, a clear focus on measurable goals...
Libby Perl
This research addresses the issue of veterans in general and veterans experiencing homelessness keeping in mind the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It looks at various programs created to serve veterans experiencing homelessness by Congress of which most...
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
The above link provides a description of homelessness among veterans in addition to providing links to various homeless programs and initiatives by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
One-third of adult homeless men and nearly one-quarter of all homeless adults have served in the armed forces. While there is no true measure of the number of homeless veterans, it has been estimated that fewer than 200,000 veterans may be homeless...
Roger Girouard
As we mark the fallen this Remembrance Day, we must also think about how we take care of those who return from conflict. Yesterday, Canada's veterans' ombudsman, retired Col. Pat Strogan, stepped down from his post after a three-year term...
The federal government says it will spend $100,000 on a pilot project to track down and help veterans living on the streets of Montreal. Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson made the announcement Tuesday morning at the city’s Café L’...