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Friday, November 09, 2007

Support the Troops! (Until they're homeless ... then they're on their own)

As many as 195,800 military veterans were homeless on any given night last year, and there are "troubling" indications that many service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could eventually face the same fate, according to a study being released today.

The report, from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, found that veterans make up a quarter of the United States' homeless population and the District has a particularly high rate, with an estimated 7.5 percent of the nearly 32,000 veterans in the city living on the streets, in shelters or in assisted housing.

The Washington Post, November 8, 2007.

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