A new study says military veterans are much more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to the government’s first in-depth study of homelessness among veterans. The study also says:
“About 16% of homeless adults in a one-night survey in January 2009 were veterans, though vets make up only 10% of the adult population. More than 75,000 veterans were living on the streets or in a temporary shelter that night. In that year, 136,334 veterans spent at least one night in a homeless shelter — a count that did not include homeless veterans living on the streets.”
Another interesting statistic in this study: 11,300 vets from ages 18 to 30 were in shelters at some point during 2009- and virtually all of them had served in Iraq or Afghanistan. An article in the USA Today says President Obama wants to end chronic homelessness of veterans and others by 2015. One way to do that is to make sure veterans are receiving the VA benefits they deserve. If you or a veteran you know has been denied VA benefits, call my office at 702-240-0000.
-Edward M Bernstein and Associates
Veterans more likely to be homeless, study says
By William M. Welch, USA TODAY
Military veterans are much more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to the government’s first in-depth study of homelessness among former service members.
Find this article at: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-02-10-1Ahomelessvets10_ST_N.htm