Number of Homeless Afghan, Iraq Vets Doubles
from Silver Vigilante:
n an article published by the Army Times titled “Number of homeless Iraq, Afghan vets doubles,” the exponential increase in homeless veterans in the last two years is brought to light by the military’s media mouthpiece. The article states, “Through the end of September, 26,531 of [veterans] were living on the streets, at risk of losing their homes, staying in temporary housing or receiving federal vouchers to pay rent, the Department of Veterans Affairs reports.”
That is up from 10,500 in 2010 and the VA admits the numbers could be higher because they include only the homeless veterans that the department is aware of. In fact, it is reasonable to assume that the number is considerably higher.