Exploring the Link Between Veterans and Housing Instability
While the national number of veterans experiencing homelessness has technically decreased—by at least 11% in the past two years—veterans still make up a large percentage of the homeless population. About 33,000 homeless veterans have been accounted for since January 2022. Unfortunately, veterans are at high risk of experiencing homelessness for a myriad of reasons. Without acknowledging and addressing the reasons veterans are more likely to experience homelessness, this number may continue to rise.
In this article, we’ll explore some of the reasons veterans are more prone to housing instability and ways communities can support this demographic.