One of the major challenges facing veterans is homelessness. Of the 636,017 homeless people in the United States, 67,495 are veterans. Veterans are twice as likely to become chronically homeless as other Americans. This is due, in part, to veterans’ heightened risk of unemployment, foreclosure and poverty.
REPUKES WANT TO CONVINCE YOU THESE PEOPLE DON'T NEED HELP: New York City... • • Currently 53,270 homeless men, women, and children bed down each night in the NYC shelter system. 22,000 are children •More than 5,000 homeless adults & children sleep each night in other public and private shelters, & 1000s more sleep rough on the streets or in other public spaces. • During the year, as many as 111,000 homeless New Yorkers, including 40,000+ children, sleep in the shelter system.
UNPATRIOTIC REPUBLICANS VOTE AGAINST VETERANS.. AGAIN!! Eager to shoot down President Obama’s legislative agenda just weeks before the election, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work in their communities. NYTIMES.COM