FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Alarming Rise: Over 67K Homeless Veterans in 2023, 1M+ Living in Poverty"
[Austin, TX, August 8, 2023 (USANews.com) - The United States is facing an alarming rise in homelessness among its veterans, with over 67,495 veterans without a permanent place to call home in 2023. This disheartening statistic reveals that veterans make up 10.6% of the total homeless population in the country, highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive support and solutions to address this crisis.
According to recent data, veterans are twice as likely to experience homelessness compared to those who did not serve in the military. This troubling trend underscores the unique challenges faced by those who have bravely served their country, often resulting in difficulties transitioning back into civilian life. The lack of stable housing for these heroes is a pressing issue that demands immediate attention and action.
Furthermore, the distressing reality continues as more than one million veterans find themselves living in poverty in 2023. “Poverty” is defined as living at or below the DOL and HHS poverty line. This staggering number highlights the ongoing struggle faced by those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation. It is imperative that we recognize and address the underlying factors contributing to this widespread poverty among our veterans.
The plight of homeless veterans and those living in poverty is a national concern that requires a collaborative effort from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and communities across the country. By working together, we can ensure that those who have selflessly served our nation receive the support and resources they need to rebuild their lives.
To combat this crisis, it is crucial to invest in affordable housing programs specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of veterans. Additionally, comprehensive support services, including mental health care, job training, and access to healthcare, must be made readily available to help veterans reintegrate into society successfully.
We call upon policymakers, community leaders, and citizens alike to join forces and prioritize the well-being of our veterans. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that no veteran is left without a home or trapped in poverty.
For more information on how you can contribute to ending veteran homelessness and poverty, please visit VA Claims Insider or contact us via email: [email protected].
About VA Claims Insider:
VA Claims Insider (VACI) is an education company for disabled veterans exploring eligibility for increased VA disability benefits. VACI’s Vision is to be the world’s most trusted educational resource for veterans navigating the VA disability claim process and its Mission is to make the VA claim process easy through the power of community, personal coaching, and best in class education because we care. VACI has helped more than 25,000 veterans increase their VA disability rating since 2017.