Ending Homelessness Among Veterans

Ending Homelessness Among Veterans

The Veterans Affairs Secretary says he will end homelessness among vets by 2015. We check on his progress and examine an especially vulnerable group: women veterans who lose their homes.

An estimated 60,000 veterans are homeless today, but the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has made a dramatic pledge to drop that number to zero by 2015. To achieve that goal, the VA is working with local nonprofit groups that already have ties to landlords and jobs in the community. We examine new "rapid re-housing" and prevention programs for veterans in our area, and explore why young female veterans are increasingly at risk for homelessness -- and what's being done about it.

Guests

John Kuhn

Acting National Director, Supportive Services for Homeless Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs

Geoff Millard

Director of Special Projects, Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place

Danielle Corazza

Army veteran; advisory board member, Final Salute; board member Women Joining Forces Advisory Council for the Business and Professional Women's Foundation; President, Applegate Solutions

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