The article highlights the success of the federal government’s campaign to end homelessness and points out the challenges ahead to truly end veterans homelessness by 2015.
Art Harmon is just one veteran who has experienced chronic homelessness. He was homeless for 30 years and mostly lived un-sheltered under a highway outside Los Angeles.
“’I couldn’t be around human beings anymore,’ he said. ‘I didn’t feel at home anywhere.’”
Given that veterans make up one-fourth of the homeless population, targeting homeless veterans is significant. Since, 2010, the Obama administration has spent $4 billion, housed 51,000 homeless veterans and shown the success for the Housing First model.