Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How many homeless veterans are there?


Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – VA estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Only eight percent of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly one-third of the homeless population are veterans.



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16 comments:

  1. So let me get this straight. Vets are homeless why? Is it because of their mental condition or inability to deal with "reality" once back home due to post-war trauma, which makes it difficult for them to 1) obtain a job and 2) keep it? This is craziness. War Vets should be safe for life. All these ads you see on TV about how the Military will take care of you after you have performed your service etc... It just doesn't make sense.

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  2. Argh watching a veteran asking for help after fighting for America is sad. =(

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  3. Thats way too many of them homeless. Something really needs to be done about it.

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  4. Yea, hate when that happens :(

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  5. This is tragic. Most homeless I've seen are vets.

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  6. Wonderful blog. My grandmother, two grandfathers, father and 2 uncles are all veterans, so I always do what I can to help.

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  7. Alot of homeless are war vets because the goverment has nothing ready for them when there finished with the millatary

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  8. wow, 1/3rd of the 8% are vets...that's insanity. this country can, and should do better than that. it's shameful, really.

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