31 Dec '15, 6pm

New York City declares end to chronic vets homelessness

New York City declares end to chronic vets homelessness

Homeless people sleep near Penn Station on Dec. 21 in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city had effectively ended veterans homelessness. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE New York City declared an end to chronic veterans homelessness this week, another both positive and confusing indicator for the six-year national effort to help the most vulnerable former service members. In a press release Wednesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the milestone as an important step forward for the city and the nation. “The brave women and men who valiantly protected our nation abroad should never be left without a home,” he said. “Today, we have ensured that those in the veteran community who have struggled to find and remain in housing time and time again will have a stable place to call home.” The desi...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/12/31/ny...

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