NAEH Brief: Data Point - Veteran Homelessness in the United States
The National Alliance to End Homelessness has released a one-page brief entitled Data Point: Veteran Homelessness in the United States. The brief provides key data on homelessness among veterans as reported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) in the recent report, Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.
The data shows that there are 76,000 homeless veterans on a given night and 145,000 sheltered homeless veterans over a 12-month period. The Data Point brief also provides a map with a state breakdown of the most recent point-in-time counts and rates of veteran homelessness. There is also a graphic that depicts an annual benchmarks scenario of decreases in the population of homeless veterans needed to end veteran homelessness in five years, as set by VA and HUD.
Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness