Homelessness Among Female Vets on the Rise

Increased from 1,380 in 2006 to 3,328 in 2010

Homelessness Among Female Vets on the Rise On January 24, 2012, The Huffington Post featured an article, “Number of Homeless Veterans More than Doubled in 4 Years,” which included the following statistics:

  • Homeless female veterans increased from 1,380 in 2006 to 3,328 in 2010;
  • Two-thirds of homeless female veterans are between ages 40 and 59;
  • Many of these women have their children with them; but
  • 60% of the two biggest federal programs that serve homeless women don’t house children.

Quoted from the article:

“But even as more veteran women are becoming homeless, the VA still isn’t prepared to deal with it, the report found. Nearly a quarter of VA Medical Center coordinators surveyed for the report said they didn’t have plans to temporarily house homeless women while those women wait for housing in other programs aimed at housing homeless veterans.”

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