The Number of Homeless Veterans Dropped Significantly


Follow Nicole DiAntonio on Facebook and Twitter.

HARRISONBURG, Va. Local leaders at the American Legion say, even during one of the most difficult economic times, there has still been remarkable progress to reduce homelessness.

Nationally, the number of homeless veterans has dropped by 24 percent over the past six years.

The number of chronically homeless people has decreased by 25 percent.

According to the latest survey by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the administration has focused its efforts on more housing vouchers and a program called Rapid Re-Housing, which helps with rent and utility costs.

Leaders at the local American Legion said, another great way to help is by supporting The American Legion.

Bruce Webb, the District Service Officer of The American Legion, said all the money stays locally and goes towards taking care of homeless veterans, as well as going to local mercy homes and the local Salvation Army.

Webb said any veteran can join The American Legion, you don't have to have served in a war. Also, any mother, son, or wife of a veteran can be a part of the organization.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 233292431 - whsv.com/a?a=233292431