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  • HUD, VA giving $43 million to find homes for homeless veterans

    Type of content: News

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs continued their effort to end homelessness among military veterans this week by committing $43 million to find permanent homes for homeless veterans.

    HUD and the VA will provide the money to 325 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to more than 5,200 homeless veterans.

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  • Leaving The Military Wasn’t My Idea: How Separation Status May Affect Homelessness in Women Veterans

    Type of content: News

    Ask enough women veterans about their own experience with homelessness and you hear a consistent refrain, that they were “unprepared” for life after the military, that homelessness “surprised” them, and they were therefore unable to plan for it. In an effort to better understand the topic overall, we surveyed almost 3,000 women veterans — from every service era from World War II to the present — about housing issues and homelessness after military service.

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  • VA tried to reallocate $460 million earmarked for homeless veterans. Now it says that won’t happen.

    Type of content: News

    The Department of Veterans Affairs appears to be backtracking on its divisive plan to reallocate nearly a half-billion dollars from a successful program to reduce homelessness among former military personnel, bowing to pressure from lawmakers and advocacy groups who criticized the effort as cruel and counterproductive.

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  • Number of homeless vets rises for first time in seven years

    Type of content: News

    The number of homeless veterans across America increased in 2017 for the first time in seven years, when government officials began their nationwide push to help impoverished former service members.

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  • The Number of Homeless Veterans Is Down 40% Since 2011

    Type of content: News

    Efforts to fight homelessness among the veteran community appear to be paying off: The number of homeless veterans was down 40% in 2016 from five years ago, according to the most recent data from Housing and Urban Development.

    As of January 2016, 39,471 veterans are still homeless. Of these, 13,067 homeless veterans are also unsheltered – living on the streets, in abandoned buildings and cars.

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  • Racine Veterans Outreach looking to export tiny house success

    Type of content: News

    RACINE — The men and women behind the success of Racine’s veterans village — the collection of tiny house built to house homeless vets — are looking to expand their program to other cities.

    Doubling as a worker training program, the expansion plan centers around having Racine’s homeless vets build tiny houses and then shipping them to cities interested in having a veterans village of their own. 

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  • VA drops goal of zero homeless veteran

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    WASHINGTON — The new Veterans Affairs administration is backing off the department’s 7-year-old target of reaching zero homeless veterans across America, but insists they aren’t giving up on the cause. 

    In an interview with Military Times this week, VA Secretary David Shulkin said he no longer sees zero as “the right goal” for his department’s efforts, and instead is focused on cutting the current number of homeless veterans down from about 40,000 to somewhere below 15,000. 

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  • Helping Homeless Veterans: Getting veterans back on their feet

    Type of content: News

    According to the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR)*, on any single night in 2016, more than 39,000 veterans were homeless in the U.S. nationwide.

    In the state of Nebraska according to the same study, the rate of homeless veterans was at 3.7 percent, which was one of the lowest in the country, but caseworkers in central Nebraska say that number is increasing. 

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  • Despite hope, homeless veterans will need to find a new place to live

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    HELENA – After months of uncertainty, a veterans’ homeless living facility will officially close and the veterans living there will be forced to find a new place to go.

    March started off rocky for the 13 veterans living in the Willis Cruse Transitional Living Facility; finding out they would have to look for a new place to live after financial instability.

    “The money’s not there,” Mike Hampson, Willis Cruse president said.

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  • Despite Hope, Homeless Veterans Will Need to Find a New Place to Live

    Type of content: News

    HELENA – After months of uncertainty, a veterans’ homeless living facility will officially close and the veterans living there will be forced to find a new place to go.

    March started off rocky for the 13 veterans living in the Willis Cruse Transitional Living Facility; finding out they would have to look for a new place to live after financial instability.

    “The money’s not there,” Mike Hampson, Willis Cruse president said.

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    Homelessness
    VA

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