VA aims to help 38,000+ homeless veterans again this year By Leo Shane III Mar 15, 08:30 AM Local officials talk with a homeless couple sleeping under a bridge in Miami during a Point In Time homeless census on Jan. 22, 2015. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
Veterans Affairs leaders this year will repeat their 2022 goal of getting at least 38,000 financially distressed veterans into stable housing, but are also setting additional benchmarks to ensure those moves lead to permanent improvements for individuals in need.
Department officials announced the new plans Wednesday morning, designed to build on momentum seen in VA homeless prevention efforts in recent years. Staffers helped provide housing for more than 40,000 veterans experiencing homelessness last year, surpassing their public goal.