Coalition Fights For Homeless Veterans
Posted: September 29, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Leaders of a local group are determined to continue their mission of helping homeless veterans get back on their feet despite the loss of a short-lived partnership with a Bentonville hotel.
• The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates 62,619 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, about twice that number experience homelessness.
• Only 7 percent of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly 13 percent of the homeless adult population are veterans.
• About 92 percent of homeless veterans are men; roughly 40 percent are black or Hispanic.
• Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era.
Source: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
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