Joint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities

The most recent point-in-time count of the homeless estimated that there were just under 50,000 homeless Veterans nationwide.

By Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer

Monday, January 12, 2015

During one of the coldest weeks of this winter, it is difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard every day to get that help to America’s Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

In March 2014, VA launched the 25 Cities Initiative to assist communities with high concentrations of homeless Veterans in intensifying and integrating their local efforts to end Veteran homelessness.

As of August 2014, the efforts of the 25 Cities Initiative had helped house 10,096 homeless Veterans and non-Veterans. However, there are still far too many Veterans homeless in…

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