100,000 Homes Campaign Releases National Report on Homeless Veterans
November 09, 2011
Today the 100,000 Homes Campaign released their report entitled “National Survey of Homeless Veterans in 100,000 Homes Campaign Communities.” They use data gathered from their over 23,000 surveyed Americans during 100,000 Homes Registry Weeks thus far to show trends and characteristics of our nation’s veterans experiencing homelessness. The report finds that veterans are homeless on average nearly 2 years longer than non-veterans experiencing homelessness. They also report that because of this increased time spent living unsheltered, veterans have a higher incidence of serious health conditions, which are at times coupled with a mental health or substance use disorder. By gathering detailed information about veteran experiencing homelessness, this report is able to detail how these individuals are living and what challenges they face to stability.