The Homelessness Of Veterans : An Effective Solution Essay

1578 Words Dec 14th, 2016 7 Pages
According to the official Veteran’s Affair website as of 2016 there are over 21.8 million U.S veterans today. Unfortunately, 50,000 veterans out of the aforementioned 21.8 million are homeless, which counts as about 8.6 percent of the homeless population. . According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night as of 2014. The homelessness of veterans is a serious issue that many countries, especially the U.S face today. Many veterans find themselves back from the war without a home, and without the skills and services needed to get their life back in order. There are many programs and organizations already established to combat this issue and they are helping slowly but surely, but are still not enough to fully end veteran homelessness. However, I propose a solution that can exceptionally alleviate the stress Veteran’s feel after coming back from war. In order to combat the problem, it is important to first analyze the common characteristics, statistics, and causes of homeless veterans, to properly diagnose the problem and propose an effective solution. Approximately 12,700 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) were homeless in 2010, which was a year where the awareness of homeless veterans was at its height, with citizens commenting on the amount of homeless veterans on the street. Many surveys of the homeless such as one’s summarized in the…

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