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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:23 AM

Homeless, at-risk veterans double

Source: USA Today

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.

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The issue is particularly acute as the military continues to draw down its ranks. About 307,000 are likely to leave the military each of the next four years.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/26/homeless-at-risk-veterans-double/1792557/

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Redfairen Dec 2012 OP
LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #1
UBCchuck Dec 2012 #2
heaven05 Dec 2012 #3
Duval Dec 2012 #4

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:16 AM

1. This is a national disgrace

I would love to place a special tax on the 1%, who stay home counting their loot and whose kids never serve in the military, to properly house and care for our retuning veterans.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:23 AM

2. I agree

they are treated like tools in their game, and then discarded. National disgrace indeed!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. doesn't

surprise me at all. We talk a good program about our vets being heroes. But yet?????

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:50 AM

4. Shameful!!

This shouldn't happen in the USA. It makes me madder than hell.

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