Statistics

1. In 2006 approximately 195,827 veterans were homeless on any given night an increase of 0.8% from 2005

2. An estimated 495,400 veterans have experienced some form of homelessness in 2006

3. Veterans make up approximately 26% of all homeless persons and only 11% of the population.

4. In 2005 approximately 44,000-64,00 veterans were chronically homes( i.e., homeless for long periods or repeatedly and with a disability)

5. It is estimated approximately $6.4 billion dollars from the federal government could resolve the homeless issue. The war in Afghanistan is costing approximately $8.0 billion per month

6. It is estimated that approximately 89,553 to 467,877 veterans are at risk of becoming homeless. At risk is defined as being below the poverty level and paying more than 50 percent of household income on rent. This includes households with a member who has a disability, a person living alone and those who are not in the labor force.

7. Population Statistics for year 2000:
• Mobile, Alabama 198,915
• Spokane, Washington 195,629
• Yonkers, NY 196,086



1Vital Mission Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, November 2007, Page 3 Mary Cunningham, Meghan, Henry, Webb Lyons
2Vital Mission Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, November 2007, Page 3 Mary Cunningham, Meghan, Henry, Webb Lyons
Vital Mission Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, November 2007, Page 3 Mary Cunningham, Meghan, Henry, Webb Lyons
Vital Mission Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, November 2007, Page 3 Mary Cunningham, Meghan, Henry, Webb Lyons
Vital Mission Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, November 2007, Page 29 Mary Cunningham, Meghan, Henry, Webb Lyons
Vital Mission Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, November 2007, Page 4 Mary Cunningham, Meghan, Henry, Webb Lyons
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