The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) have announced the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010 with 13,000 unsheltered homeless veterans living on the streets in January, 2016. View local estimates of veteran homeless on the HUD Exchange website. The success can be attributed in part to the effectiveness of the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. For more information, visit VA's Ending Veteran Homelessness webpage, HUD.gov, or call the HUDVET National Hotline at (877) 424-3838. Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless should contact their local VA Medical Center and ask to speak to a homeless coordinator or call 1-877-4AID-VET.
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