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Recently released updates by the Department of Housing and Urban Development shares insights into Veteran homelessness and reasons to be optimistic.
Results of 2021 PIT Count, the annual effort to estimate the number of Americans, including Veterans, without permanent housing.
This month, VA staff across America will volunteer in the PIT Count to help end homelessness.
VA uses the results of the PIT Count with other data to make strategic decisions about programs for Veterans who lack stable housing.
The PIT homeless count survey is mandated annually by HUD and ultimately impacts the amount of federal funding cities will receive to combat homelessness.
The most recent PIT Count shows that an estimated 37,881 Veterans were homeless on a single night in January 2018 — 5.4 percent fewer than in 2017 and nearly half the number reported in 2010, when the VA launched its strategic plan.
The point-in-time count is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual effort to estimate the number of Americans, including Veterans, who are without safe, stable housing.
If you are a Veteran in crisis
or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of
them are Veterans themselves.
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Last updated November 28, 2022
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