VA Becomes First State to End Veteran Homelessness

Virginia became the first state to officially end chronic veteran homelessness, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on Wednesday. The milestone declaration means that every veteran in the state has housing, except for those were offered shelter, but declined, the Washington Post reported. Virginia housed 1,432 veterans since October 2014, according to a state press release. In order to maintain its status, Virginia has to be able to secure a home for a veteran within 90 days, and have more homes readily available than the amount of veterans without shelter, according to the Post. The fight is not over, however. The Huffington Post reported that on a single night in January, there were 49,993 homeless veterans across the U.S.

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