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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Homeless Veterans in the US

Veteran homeless drops 7 percent, VA says, By Steve Vogel, December 10, 2012, Washington Post: “The number of homeless veterans in the United States counted on a single night this year declined 7.2 percent from the previous year, a reduction significantly higher than that seen in the general population, according to figures released Monday. Overall, the number of homeless people in the country declined only slightly, to 633,782 counted on a single night in January, about 0.4 percent lower than the previous year. The figures included a 1.4 percent increase in homeless people who are part of households that have at least one adult and one child…”