Homeless VETS Percentage Drops with HUD-VASH Program

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SPMG Media is partnering with an agency that is addressing this concern in California, North Carolina and Atlanta.

The success so far has been largely attributed to the close collaboration between the VA and HUD and their supportive housing program, called HUD-VASH. Since 2008, the program has doled out more than 59,000 rental vouchers and an estimated 45,000 formerly homeless veterans currently live in homes of their own thanks to the initiative, according to HUD.

The concept of “housing first” — giving homeless people shelter and then dealing with their economic and medical issues after — has long been heralded by experts in the industry.

Two U.S. cities have already demonstrated that applying that approach can get every veteran off the streets.

Last December, Phoenix became the first city to end vet homelessness, and Salt Lake City followed suit a month later.

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