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originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: switchqm8
I personally think this high vet homeless number is a bunch of nonsense. Its part of the larger psyop to spread this info around.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Regardless of your stance on Obama's overreach of power, what Obama can do is largely more than what he is doing, which is nothing.
In 2009, President Barack Obama and VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Together with partners and supporters nationwide, VA is determined to meet that challenge through the Homeless Veterans Outreach Initiative, an unprecedented commitment to those who served our nation but lack safe, secure housing.
Between 2009 and 2013, there was a 23.49 percent reduction in Veteran homelessness. To build on our progress, VA has increased programs and funding to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In fiscal 2014, VA will dedicate $1.4 billion to specialized homeless programs and $5.4 billion to health care for Veterans who are homeless.
Off the top of my head, he could be working with Congress to push legislation through that overhauls the system.
The rejected Bills are named:
H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act became H. R. 2875.
H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act
H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization
H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans
H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009
H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act
H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act
Through the homeless Veterans initiative, VA committed over $1 billion in fiscal year 2013 to strengthen programs that prevent and end homelessness among Veterans. VA provides a range of services to homeless Veterans, including health care, job training, and education.
originally posted by: Blue Shift
Just because a person is a "vet" doesn't make them automatically a great person. They're not all wonderful heroes. The military is made up of all kinds of people. Some were losers when they went in (the choice was Army or jail), and they're losers when they come out. And this kind of problem with what to do with ex-military people always happens during a troop reduction.
Plenty of very expensive programs already in place to help vets who really need it.
“We may have to re-examine what success is,” said John Driscoll, president of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
“Programs are headed in the right direction. But we’re only beginning to see what the real demand for services will be for the younger veterans. I think 2015 was an ambitious goal … and we may need to recalibrate how long we’ll be in that rescue mission.”
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development annual point-in-time count released Thursday, the number of homeless veterans across the country dropped to 57,849 in January 2013.
That’s down about 5,000 people from the 2012 count and almost 25 percent from the count of 76,329 in 2010, the first conducted after officials announced their campaign to end veterans homelessness.
originally posted by: buddah6
Today, the military is very choosy as to who serves and they do not take people who have criminal records.
Are these the losers that you are referring?
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Even one homeless vet (against his or her will that is) is too many.