Numbers indicate that the population of veterans who are homeless is on the decline, and that’s due in large part to a program jointly implemented by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs in 2009.
However, homelessness is still a major issue for our veterans, and even with the percentage in decline the numbers are still far beyond acceptable.
Although the Supportive Housing Program (HUD–VASH) has a long way to go before reaching its goal to end veteran homelessness — which it had originally planned to do by 2015 — the program has helped tens of thousands of veterans over the past five years.
If you are a veteran in need of housing assistance, you can learn about HUD-VASH eligibility and find contact information right here.
For more information about veteran homelessness in the United States, and what is being done to help end the problem, watch the video below.
The Veterans Site is a place where people can come together to support our veterans. In addition to sharing inspiring stories, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the blue button to provide free meals for homeless veterans in need. Visit The Veterans Site and click today - it's free!