One-third of adult homeless men and nearly one-quarter of all homeless adults have served in the armed forces. About half of all homeless veterans suffer from mental illness and more than two-thirds suffer from alcohol or drug abuse problems. Nearly 40 percent have both psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
Homeless Veterans Programs are located at the following link:
I just wonder how many of the veterans programs listed in the link above have been investigated and reviewed by the Office of Inspector General?
I also wonder how effective they are at solving the issues of Veteran Homelessness?
Based on this 8-26-2014 HUD Press Release, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) today released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data collected during the annual Point-in-Time Count conducted in January 2014 shows there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33% (or 24,837 people) since 2010. This includes a nearly 40 percent drop in the number of veterans sleeping on the street. Also, the Federal government has provided significant new resources to help communities pursue the goal of ending homelessness among veterans. I just wonder how effective those funds are or if they are wasted and miss the target?
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