Nearly one in seven homeless adults are veterans, as of December 2011.
More than 67,000 homeless veterans were counted on a given January night in America last year. More than 4 in 10 homeless veterans were found unsheltered.
Almost half of homeless veterans were African American in 2008 despite the fact that only 11 percent of veterans overall are African American.
1.5 million veterans are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.
Many Veterans have Trouble Finding Good Jobs
30.2 percent of veterans ages 18 to 24 were unemployed according to unpublished 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Nearly 1 in 10 veterans with disabilities were not employed in 2010.
According to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a 2007 survey showed that more than one-third of employers were unaware of protections they must provide to service members, and more than half spent less than 2 percent of their recruitment budget on military advertising and/or did not understand the qualifications of military service.
In that same survey more than half of all veterans were unsure of how to professionally network, and nearly three in four felt unprepared to negotiate salary and benefits and/or unable to effectively translate military skills.
More than 968,000 of veterans ages 18 to 64 had been in poverty in the past year in 2010.
The Safety Net Provides Veterans with Critical Food, Heat, and Health Assistance
More than 33,000 veterans were housed since 2009 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs in permanent, supportive housing with case managers and access to VA health care.
Through its Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, the Veterans Administration provided a wide range of career services, including counseling and training, to more than 116,000 veterans with service-connected disabilities in fiscal year 2011.
$31 million of SNAP/food stamps funding in 2008 was spent at military commissaries to help feed military members and their families who struggle against hunger.
A veteran lives in one in five households benefiting from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides heating and cooling assistance.
1.2 million veterans used mental health services in 2010.
Dedicated to serving Idaho’s veterans and their families by providing superior advocacy, excellent assistance with benefits and education, high quality long-term care, and respectful interment services in a dignified final resting place.
The Boise VA Medical Center and surrounding Community Based Outpatient Clinics are available to meet the health care needs of the estimated 100,000 military veterans living in the southern Idaho/eastern Oregon region of the United States.
This study addresses this need in showcasing novel analyses that use data currently available from administrative records to provide detailed information about the prevalence of Veterans within the homeless population; the prevalence of homelessness among Veterans; and the differential risks for homelessness among Veteran, age, race, poverty, and sex subgroups.
Almost one out of every four adult Social Security beneficiaries has served in the U.S. military and two out of every five are either veterans or reside with family members who are veterans, making military veterans and their families an important group to study. This article provides information on the demographic characteristics of military veterans, including their age, gender, and education. It also examines their economic status by looking at poverty levels and Social Security benefit payments. As the number of military veterans receiving Social Security is near an all-time high, policymakers are particularly interested in these characteristics and trends. Information is based on data from the March 2004 Current Population Survey, a large, nationally representative survey of U.S. households.
Far too many veterans are homeless in America. Homeless veterans can be found in every state across the country and live in rural, suburban, and urban communities. Many have lived on the streets for years, while others live on the edge of homelessness, struggling to pay their rent. We analyzed data from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Census Bureau to examine homelessness and severe housing cost burden among veterans.
For many young men and women, joining the military is a path out of poverty. But those who return to impoverished neighborhoods with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, a common psychiatric injury of war, can find it especially hard to recover. We profile Herold Noel, a veteran of the Iraq war who, upon his return, ended up homeless before getting help.
Unemployment rates among veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are higher that their non-veteran counterparts, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki speaks with host Melissa Block about the challenges for veterans in today's job market.
The Associated Press recently reported on the growing numbers of veterans filing new disability claims after returning from war. Close to one out of two veterans who've served in Iraq or Afghanistan have now filed disability claims for service-related injuries — more than double the rate of previous wars. Marilynn Marchione of the AP offers her insight.