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Housing Programs for Veterans

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Statistics that were carried out by the Department of Homeless Services indicate that approximately 2,000 veterans in New York City are homeless. Other statistics carried out by community providers …

Statistics that were carried out by the Department of Homeless Services indicate that approximately 2,000 veterans in New York City are homeless. Other statistics carried out by community providers for homeless vets like New Era Veterans and Jericho Project estimate the number of homeless veterans in this city to 3,500.

For more information please visit: http://www.GreenCollarVets.org

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  • 1. Statistics that were carried out by theDepartment of Homeless Services indicatethat approximately 2,000 veterans in New YorkCity are homeless.Other statistics carried out by communityproviders for homeless vets like New EraVeterans and Jericho Project estimate thenumber of homeless veterans in this city to3,500. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 2. These are a lot of people who sacrificed theirlives to go out there and fight in defense ofthe country and they should not beundergoing such circumstances.Most of these homeless veterans are the olderpeople as well as single men who come fromdisadvantaged backgrounds and many ofthem served the country during the Vietnamera. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 3. According to the Department of HomelessServices, approximately 64 percent of thesehomeless veterans are African-Americanswhile 15 percent of them are from the Whiteand Hispanic races.The remaining 3 percent covers the otherraces. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 4. There is a still a growing number of homelessveterans who have come from the war inAfghanistan and Iraq and therefore serious effortsare required to be put in place to ensure thathousing for veterans is not an issue.New York City together with the Department ofVeteran affairs as well as the Department ofHomeless Services started the Operation Homeinitiative in 2007 which saw the reduction of thenumber of homeless veterans in the city to 1,989in the year 2009. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 5. Shelter systems were made to ensure that noveterans sleep on the street since they do nothave a home to go to.To spearhead this initiative, another initiativeknown as Project Torch which was a jointproject by the Department of HomelessServices and the Department of VeteranAffairs was created. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 6. The main aim of this initiative was to build anew centralized intake center for thehomeless veterans.A report from the Department of HomelessServices indicated that Project Torch was ableto help over 2,300 homeless veterans toacquire permanent housing since it started in2007. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 7. In 2009 alone, 600 veterans were placed inpermanent housing under this project.Such efforts in New York City have not onlyhelped a lot of homeless veterans to moveinto permanent housing but they have alsominimized the number of veterans who live inthe shelters of the city. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 8. The veterans who were living in the mensshelters were relocated to the Borden Avenueresidence in Long Island which is a residencespecifically meant for short-term housing forveterans.There are many other initiatives that areaimed at ensuring that veterans are notfaced with homelessness. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 9. The GroHome and Tarranty County housingprojects are also aimed at making sure thathousing for veterans is not an issue.Critics have however indicated that thegovernments efforts towards supportingveterans have continued to be underfundedand they are also not targeted towards theupcoming generation of homeless veteransas well as their families. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 10. For instance, female veterans have been onthe rise since they started participating in theArmed forces in the early 90s.The housing assistance programs should beon the forefront to help not only these womenbut all other veterans who deserve a betterlife after sacrificing a lot to serve the countryat war. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 11. If you want to support Housing Programs forVeterans might as well check our site today!Green Collar Vets have a lot of partners thatcan help vets in terms of finding their home. www.GreenCollarVets.org

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