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Ending homelessness for veterans

As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to wind down, there is an increasing and concerned dialogue surrounding the nation’s support for veterans of all eras. It is especially ironic and distressing that a large number of those who defended this nation and our homes find themselves without a home.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Department of Veterans Affairs have estimated that as many as 62,000 veterans still remain homeless across the country on any given night, and more than 140,000 experience homelessness sometime during the year. Here in Massachusetts, that nightly number is estimated at more than 1,200.

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