Ending Homelessness Today — State of Homelessness 2014
Here’s a Quick Look at Veteran Homelessness in ‘The State of Homelessness 2014’
June 10, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been getting a lot of attention recently and not the good kind. But the VA has been doing good work on at least one issue that deserves more attention: veteran homelessness. Last week, the White House announced the Mayor’s Challenge, but that comes on the heels of years of decreases in veteran homelessness with strategic investments made by VA in rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing in the SSVF and HUD-VASH programs.
Since, 2009, veteran homelessness has decreased 23 percent. And, from 2012 to 2013 alone, veteran homelessness decreased 7.3 percent.
The Alliance’s recent report, State of Homelessness in America 2014, found that the national rate of veteran homelessness fell to 27 homeless veterans per 10,000 veterans in the general population from 29 homeless veterans per 10,000. It also examined state level trends in veteran homelessness.
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Homelessness Falls to 19 Homeless Persons per 10,000 People, At-Risk Population Remains High
May 28, 2014
The number of people who are at risk of homelessness has failed to decline during the recovery from the Great Recession. This is the case even though the rate of homelessness fell from 20 to 19 homeless persons per 10,000 people, and unemployment decreased in nearly every state. That’s according to The State of Homelessness in America 2014, the fourth in a series of reports from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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