Connecticut – The First State to End Homelessness For Veterans

“Chronic” homelessness is defined as:

…“those with a disabling condition who have been continuously homeless for a year or have had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.”

The funding came through Connecticut utilizing federal vouchers through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in combination with state-funded housing vouchers set aside for use by veterans, according to state officials.

According to a joint report conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs along with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, veterans account for 16% of all homeless adults nationwide – even though they only make up 10% of the population. It is a travesty, indeed.

But this positive news is affirmation that homelessness – especially chronic homelessness among veterans – can be eradicated. “This proves to everybody that you can do it …


Source: Activist Report



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