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New Data: Veterans More Likely to be Homeless


Individual veterans living in poverty are 2.1 times as likely as individual non-veterans living in poverty to be homeless, according to new data released by the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). The data comes in the second annual supplement to the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).

The Point-In-Time Estimates show that on a single night in January 2010, there were more than 76,000 homeless veterans in the U.S., 43% of whom were unsheltered, a 1% increase from 2009. The report finds that while, overall, veterans are more economically stable when compared to the general population, once they fall below the poverty line, their chances of becoming homeless increase dramatically.

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