This State Just Became The First To House All Its Homeless Veterans

BY BRYCE COVERT

On Veterans Day, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and President Obama announced that the state is the first in the country to end veteran homelessness.

That means that every veteran who wants housing has been offered a place after the state says it has helped more than 1,400 veterans get into permanent housing in the last year. It also now has structures in place to ensure that any veteran who falls into homelessness in the future will be able to get back into housing within 90 days. As of 2013, there were more than 7,600 homeless people in the state, 9 percent of whom were veterans.

Connecticut announced in August that it housed all chronically homeless veterans – those that have been homeless for a year straight or four times in the last three – but Virginia is the first state to say it has found housing for them all……

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/11/12/3721569/virginia-veteran-homelessness/

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