New Data Shows Decline in Veteran Homelessness

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New Data Shows Decline in Veteran Homelessness

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a 2.1% decrease in veteran homelessness, compared to 2018.

The results are promising, and show that homelessness is solvable with enough leadership, resources, and political will.

Key insights:
  • This year, there were 37,085 veterans experiencing homelessness on a given night, down from last year's total of 37,878.
  • HUD estimates that 14,345 veterans were unsheltered (38.6%), which is consistent with the unsheltered figure for 2018 (38.5%).
  • This year's count represents a 43.3% decrease in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness since 2011.
While this progress is encouraging, an enormous amount of work remains on behalf of veterans who are currently homeless, and for the nation's broader homeless population.

View the Alliance's statement for further insight on what's driving progress for veterans, and what we can learn from this effort >>>

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