November 11, 2011

Today and every day, we remember

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Growing up in a military family, I always knew that I would join the military one day.  Following in the footsteps of my uncles, I proudly served my country then separated from the United States Air Force after 11 years.  Thanks to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation program, I was able to […]

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October 28, 2011

A Look inside Veteran’s Homelessness

Today, HUD and VA jointly released the second annual Veteran’s Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR), which assesses the nation’s homeless veteran population. HUD and VA use this information in their work to end veteran’s homelessness through the Obama Administration’s Federal Strategic Plan, Opening Doors. Opening Doors is an unprecedented federal strategy to end veteran and […]

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July 14, 2011

Working to end veteran homelessness

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It’s a national tragedy that any veteran, after serving our country in uniform, becomes homeless.  Veterans are fifty percent more likely to become homeless compared to all Americans and the risk is even greater among veterans living in poverty and poor minority veterans.  This is precisely why the Obama Administration established the ambitious goal to […]

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February 22, 2011

1 in 168 Vets Homeless

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Nearly 76,000 veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009 while about 136,000 vets spent at least one night in a shelter that year, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). It is the first time that the federal agencies published an analysis of the extent of […]

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