29 May '13, 8pm

Lot of progress on the homeless Veterans front, but we have a lot of work left

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki warned Wednesday that tackling the problem of homelessness among veterans, like so many other problems vets face, is likely to get more difficult before it is solved. Speaking before the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, the retired Army chief of staff did not shrink from his promise to eliminate veterans’ homelessness in 2015; he just warned it’s going to get tougher. “The climb will get steeper the closer we get to the summit,” Shinseki said. “All the easy cases will have been housed. In the end, we will have the toughest, most difficult cases to solve: some prior failures, some behavioral problems, even some serious mental health issues. “I don’t think we signed up for just the easy cases,” he said. “Until we reach a day when not a single veteran sleeps on our nation’s streets, our work remains unfinished.” VA officials t...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130529/BENEFITS04/3052...

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