Homeless Veterans

Troops Discharged for Misconduct at Greater Risk of Homelessness

The number of homeless veterans dropped 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012, the VA says, an indication that plans to end veteran homelessness by 2015 are on track.

Troops separated from military service because of misconduct are far more likely to become homeless than other veterans, a study released Tuesday has found. Researchers with the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System in Utah found that more than a quarter of veterans who were homeless at their first Veterans Affairs visit had been s... more

Augusta Veteran Housing Project Progresses

A homeless veteran. AP photo

Freedom's Path, a $10.5 million public-housing project being built on the uptown campus of Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, is slightly behind schedule but should be under way by the fall as the federal government tries to reduce veteran homelessness. "The architectural drawings are completed and they are now being priced," the... more

VA Launches Employment Program for Homeless Veterans

The number of homeless veterans dropped 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012, the VA says, an indication that plans to end veteran homelessness by 2015 are on track.

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced a new employment program aimed at helping job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness, and those on the brink of homelessness, gain stable and long-term employment.  The new program, Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES), relies on Community Employment Coordinators (CE... more

Hundreds of Orlando-area homeless veterans now have place of their own

The number of homeless veterans dropped 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012, the VA says, an indication that plans to end veteran homelessness by 2015 are on track.

It's all his. "I've been here a year now, and I'm still tickled pink," said Bailey, 54, who spent 16 years homeless -- sleeping in shelters, cars and under bridges. Though he never saw combat, his four years in the military left him with a chronic hip problem and, eventually, severe pain that he medicated with drugs and alcohol. Struggling ... more

VA Chief Warns of Rising Cost of Caring for Younger Veterans

Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald of Ohio flanked by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, right, listen during a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings. (AP Photo)

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told lawmakers on Wednesday that the department is on track to meet two lofty goals set by his predecessor: End the disability claims backlog and veteran homelessness. But McDonald, in testimony before the veterans' affairs panel of the House Appropriations Committee, offered a laundry list of figures ... more

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