Senate: Bill Seeks to Assist Homeless Vets

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:00am

The Hill reports that “Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have introduced legislation that aims to cut down on homelessness among veterans, as the Veterans Affairs Department scrambles to meet a year-end goal.”  

“There are nearly 50,000 homeless veterans in the United States. The VA pledged in 2010 to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Since then, they’ve decreased veteran homelessness by 33 percent.”  

“The senators’ Homeless Veterans Prevention Act would allow children of homeless veterans to stay in transitional housing.”