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National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

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NCHV will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, educating the public, and building the capacity of service providers.


Happy Veteran's Day!  With that is mind I'd like to bring up the serious issue: the geography and demographics of homelessness which predominantly is an urban issue that disproportionately impacts our Veteran population:


23% of the homeless population are veterans
33% of the male homeless population are veterans

85% completed high school/GED, compared to 56% of non-veterans
89% received an honorable discharge
79% reside in central cities

See their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nchv.org

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Steve Westgate's comment, January 30, 2012 2:14 PM
It is a shame that our young can go and fight in wars, just to come home to nothing and be homeless
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