Cities Continue to Make an Effort to End Veteran Homelessness
According to an article published by the Huffington Post, many cities are trying to end the problem of Veteran homelessness. For example, Boston announced that the city will be doing a $31 million dollar renovation to their veteran homeless center. The new center will offer veterans vocational training, health services and employment services. Through partnerships with federal agencies and nonprofit organizations, San Francisco has been working to place homeless veterans in stable housing. Back in 2010, the VA had declared that veteran homelessness would end by late 2015. Since then, the veteran homelessness rate has dropped by 1/3 which is significant, but it does not look like the problem will be solved by the end of this year. The VA has attempted to ameliorate the problem by improving existing programs and encouraging organizations to work together to develop solutions. It is unclear as to whether any of these groups will develop effective solutions that are sustainable over a long period of time.
Category: Veterans Law