ArmyTimes – Number of Homeless Iraq, Afghan Vets Doubles

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Number of homeless Iraq, Afghan vets doubles

The number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are homeless or at risk of losing a roof over their heads has more than doubled in the past two years, according to government data.

Through the end of September, 26,531 of them were living on the streets, at risk of losing their homes, staying in temporary housing or receiving federal vouchers to pay rent, the Department of Veterans Affairs reports.

That’s up from 10,500 in 2010. The VA says the numbers could be higher because they include only the homeless the department is aware of.

The increase arrives as President Obama’s goal of ending homelessness for all veterans is showing some results.

The VA attributes the increase partly to more aggressive efforts to identify and assist this younger generation of veteran.

The department says effects of the two wars on them, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and a slow economic recovery have contributed to their homelessness.

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5 Responses to “ArmyTimes – Number of Homeless Iraq, Afghan Vets Doubles”
  1. Sarah says:

    Exploitation, plain and simple. Many have yet to default on their FHA loans. Wall Street does war, and foreclosures.

  2. c.l.p.a.g. Chris says:

    Send a bunch of Young now DIS-enfranchised, UN-appreciate Americans to Murder or Be Murdered for: Zionist Communist agendas and Bring the Battle Trained Brain twisted victim Patriots Home to NO Home, No Jobs an NO Future; to DEMON craft a Chaotic Powder Keg to X-plod to devise the Pretense to DIS-ARM Americans, or Just get “ACTORS” to Light the Fuses for Revolutionary Takeover like the False Flag Black Ops CO-Intel Pro agents provocateurs of Connecticut, D.C., Arlington, Ft. Hood, Aurora, Tuscon, Columbine, 911, O.K.C. or or Any Mall or Grade School U.S.A.; to TRICK Americans into Giving UP their natural CREATOR gifted RIGHTS to Protect their Families and lands UP to Those: Whom CONjured their CONtrived CONcocted FEARS?

    Those whom would trade Liberty Freedom or Private Rights for a little feel of Security will have NONE!

  3. Another stunning example of our government letting down the very people who have fought and are still fighting to keep our country free.Shoulda,coulda,woulda,syndrome is our new national motto.What a farce.

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