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Street Vets - PBS Homeless Veteran Documentary Film

Homeless Veteran?

We Went Out To Count All Of The Homeless In New York City, And It Was Devastating

Last year's survey showed nearly 3,200 New Yorkers were living on the street, with more than 52,000 living in local shelters.<p>Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg failed to make a significant dent in city homelessness despite an overhaul of policies in the mid-2000s, and new Mayor Bill De Blasio made the …

Homelessness

L.A. Man Loans Homeless Family House for a Year

In 2013, my Go Inspire Go team and I had a crazy idea that has manifested ten-fold. Our goal of spotlighting 50 heroes in 50 states has resulted in numerous blessings, miracles and new friendships. We're so excited to unveil our second hero to you.<p>Man Loans Homeless Family House for a Year<p>Who: Tony …

@DeptVetAffairs Secretary Bob McDonald toasts new homes for homeless DC veterans @MayorBowser @dc_ova https://t.co/M1nDaqlTPD

Helping our homeless Veterans for Christmas

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Look At This: What Do Homeless Vets Look Like?

Look At This<p>What do homeless vets look like?<p>9 conversations from a pop-up photo studio in San Diego<p>by Claire O’Neill<br>portraits by David Gilkey<p>September 18, 2014<p>If you ask them, homeless veterans might tell you they only have a vague idea of what they look like, or how they got to where they are. At …

What puts veterans at risk for homelessness?

There has been an ongoing battle to end homelessness in the United States, particularly among veterans. Over the past three decades, considerable …

The cheapest way to end homelessness is ridiculously simple, according to the largest-ever US study

And it turns out the best way to combat homelessness is to provide homes.<p>The study's focus was on Santa Clara County, California, home to the extreme wealth of Silicon Valley and the highest percentage of homelessness in the entire US.<p>The methodology is enough to make a social scientist swoon: …

Court overturns $85 million judgement awarded to soldiers from Iraq war

The military contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root successfully argued that Oregon was not the proper jurisdiction for the case.<p>KBR is based in Houston, and similar cases filed by soldiers from Indiana, West Virginia and South Carolina are pending in federal court there.<p>"We are thrilled with the …

Homeless Veterans CNN

Veterans construct their own homes, and rebuild their lives

Danny Heavens, 28, still can’t believe that the bright, warm flat close to Bristol city centre is his home. Adjusting to stability after the six years of homelessness that followed a six-year stint in the army is going to be a challenge, admits the former Grenadier Guardsman.<p>For the last 12 months, …

Homelessness

Michelle Obama urges mayors to remove 'stain' of veteran homelessness and praises L.A. efforts

First Lady Michelle Obama urged the nation's mayors Thursday to redouble efforts to ease homelessness among military veterans in a speech that both highlighted progress and underscored the magnitude of the problem.<p>Obama, speaking at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, …

Homeless Veteran Gets New Adidas shoes On Veterans Day

University of California

After bouncing among homeless shelters in Los Angeles for more than two years, disabled veteran Brandon Murphy expected to get his life back on track when he landed in an apartment in Inglewood, thanks to the Veterans Affairs housing support system.<p>But nearly eight months later, the soft-spoken, …

Milwaukee looks to renovate historic city buildings to house homeless veterans

Homeless veterans in the Milwaukee area could soon have a new place to stay -- inside one of several historic buildings in the city's Soldiers Home District, Fox 6 reported Sunday.<p>The area near Miller Park was originally created to house veterans of the Civil War, historians say, adding that it was …

Veteran Entrepreneurship: The Next Frontier in the Mission to End Homelessness?

Transitioning from a military to a civilian career can be among the toughest challenges faced by active-duty service members. This may seem counterintuitive: these men and women are trained to handle extreme circumstances, and many have lived through combat. But their leaving active duty doesn't …

Homeless Veterans to Get Tiny Houses

L.A. will convert motel units to 500 apartments for homeless vets

The city of Los Angeles has approved a deal for nonprofit and private developers to convert "nuisance" motels into 500 permanent supportive apartments for homeless veterans.<p>Officials called it a major step forward toward developing large-scale housing for hundreds of homeless veterans. Advocates …

Leave No Veteran Behind

A homeless Korean War veteran dies from exposure on the streets of Washington, D.C. wearing a coat donated by White House Communications Director, Toby Ziegler. Authorities call Toby because his business card is in the coat and the veteran has no family nearby. Toby arranges a funeral with military …

One reason so many veterans are homeless? They can't afford lawyers.

David Garrett returned home from war to find he had no home. A disabled veteran from Maine who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garrett soon fell into homelessness. After almost a year of camping out, he found an apartment he could afford by negotiating a deal in which he paid lower rent in …