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Veteran Homelessness

Every Person Deserves a Place to Call Home for the Holidays

Julián Castro | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Julián Castro

Every person deserves a safe, stable place to call home. But in the wealthiest nation in the world, more than half a million Americans sleep on the streets or spend their Thanksgiving in a homeless shelter. Many of them are children.

Annual Homeless Count Shows Tiny Decline

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homelessness declined 2 percent from last year, the federal government announced on Thursday. On a single night in January, the governm...

PTSD Tried To Steal My Life, My Family, And My Mind

Zócalo Public Square | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

It has been 45 years since I returned to the U.S. from Vietnam. I was only 19, but the year I spent there made me feel like I had already lived 10 li...

Michelle Obama Urges Landlords To Take In Homeless Veterans

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact

First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Landlords to Help End Veteran Homelessness from USICH on Vimeo. First lady Michelle Obama has a propositi...

Virginia Is First State To End Chronic Veteran Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact

One down, 49 more to go. Virginia became the first state to officially end veteran homelessness, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on Wednesday. The mileston...

Here's Boston's Plan To End Veteran Homelessness By The End Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

Boston is on track to end chronic veteran homelessness by the end of the year now that it’s identified an effective way to close housing gaps. ...

Veterans Discharged For Misconduct Have Higher Risk Of Homelessness

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

(Reuters Health) - U.S. veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who were discharged due to misconduct are more likely to be homeless than other r...

In His Own Words, Iraq and Afghanistan Vet Recounts Journey From Homelessness To Hope

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact

  There were over 67,000 homeless United States military veterans in 2011. Craig Hinds -- who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and I...

D.C., Chicago in Dead Heat Over Veteran Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 07.06.2015 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

Two of the country's most politically savvy and competitive cities are now in a tight race to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year. Wishing fair winds to both teams, I'm amazed by the results being brought about by these new ways of energizing systems in homeless services.

New VA Program Helps Employ Vets By Taking Care Of Simple Logistics

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bowles is excitedly making plans to move from a homeless shelter to an apartment of his own in a few weeks, thanks to a new ...

Houston Nearly Halves Homeless Population In 4 Years

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact

Any city struggling to house its residents should look no further than Houston for a few pointers. The number of homeless people residing in shelte...

What It Will Really Take To End Vet Homelessness By The End Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact

Much to the fanfare of VA officials, a fourth U.S. city announced on Monday that it has ended chronic veteran homelessness. But while skeptical ad...

Houston Ends Chronic Veteran Homelessness, Vows To Leave 'No One Behind'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact

Houston, we don’t seem to have a problem. Mayor Annise Parker announced on Monday that Houston has effectively ended chronic veteran homelessnes...

Christopher Mathias

Yes, It's Possible To End Homelessness In The United States | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

Nearly 1,000 Strangers Attend Homeless Veteran's Funeral In Oklahoma City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact

Hundreds of people showed up to Jerry Billings' funeral last Friday, but not a single person in attendance had ever met the Oklahoma City veteran. ...

San Francisco Will End Chronic Vet Homelessness This Year: Mayor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

San Francisco is on track to reach a major milestone in its fight against homelessness, according to its mayor. During a stop at the city's veteran...

Christopher Mathias

Can New York City Actually End Veteran Homelessness This Year? | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact

New York City is on track to reach its goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, according to numbers from Mayor Bill de Blasio's office...

New Orleans Ends Veteran Homelessness, Proves It's 'Not An Impossible Problem'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

New Orleans got the presidential treatment it earned on Monday when first lady Michelle Obama praised the city for being the first to end chronic vete...

Obama Just Quietly Sent His Chief Of Staff To Count Homeless People In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

It's not every day a top-ranking White House official gets hands-on in a local operation -- especially with very few cameras around. But last Thursday...

New Orleans Becomes Latest City To End Chronic Veteran Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact

The streets aren’t quite as rough in the Big Easy anymore. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a statement on Wednesday that the city has sq...

'Daily Show' Schools Us On Why Homeless Aren't Actually 'Moochers' Who Cost Taxpayers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact

Salt Lake City has substantially reduced its chronic homeless population with a method that "The Daily Show" is sure will "blow your mind." "We did...

In Wake Of Troubling VA Report, Group Promises Nearly 2,000 Homes For Homeless Vets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact

After a recent eye-opening report found that the Department of Veterans Affairs let down thousands of homeless veterans last year, the VA remained und...

Housing First: Helping Veterans and Their Families Out of Homeless Situations

Deborah Snyder | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Deborah Snyder

Here's an example of a success story: We learned of a family of four, two adults and two small children, living in their vehicle and decided to help them.

Howard Schultz Is Right About Our Veterans

Steven Fulop | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Too many veterans are un- or underemployed, and too many veterans are homeless. Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 veterans and active duty spouses over five years. In Jersey City, we will make sure no veteran is homeless by the end of 2015.

The Amazing Way One Urban Ministry Is Serving Veterans

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

At Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries (RMM) in New York, honoring those who have served in the military goes beyond just observing Veterans Day. After ...