We’re making real and significant progress to reduce homelessness in this country, and now is not the time to retreat from doing what we know works
Female veterans struggle financially and to find housing and because of gender specific issues, including sexual assault while in military service, are often more vulnerable to housing.
Homelessness among female veterans is on the rise in the United States, even as the overall rate of homelessness among veterans is going down.
S. 825 would require housing providers to take steps to better meet the needs of female veterans and allow children of homeless veterans live in VA transitional housing programs.
Without permanent homes, homeless female veterans often fall into the typical cycle of ending up in hospitals, prisons and jails, living on the streets and shelters and addiction to alcohol and drugs.