HUD, VA combine to help cut vet homelessness



By Arthur G. Sloane

The Huffington Post reports that veteran homelessness has dropped nearly in half since 2010, thanks to partnerships and programming, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Monday.

On a given night in January, there were fewer than 40,000 homeless veterans, according to the country’s annual Point-in-Time count. That marked a 47 percent decrease since the same count was conducted six years prior.

The success was due to the White House’s first-ever strategic plan to end veteran homelessness and a partnership between HUD and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Through the collaboration, HUD provides rental assistance to homeless veterans and the VA complements it with case management and clinical services.

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