Monday, November 12, 2007

Ending Homelessness among Veterans

The National Alliance to End Homelessness reports that veterans make up between 23-40% of the homeless population, but only 11% of the population in general. Click on the title to this post to reach the Alliance's home page. They have a section titled veterans that is here. While the largest part of these vets are from Vietnam conflict, there is a trend where Iraq/Afghanistan vets are starting to show up in shelters.

Homeless veterans can be found in every state across the country and live in rural, suburban, and urban communities. In 2006, approximately 195,827 veterans were homeless on a given night—an increase of 0.8 percent from 194,254 in 2005. More veterans experience homeless over the course of the year. We estimate that 336,627 were homeless in 2006.
They have several detailed reports.

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