26 Aug '16, 4pm

Past deadline, feds see no end in sight for veteran homeless crisis

Past deadline, feds see no end in sight for veteran homeless crisis

President Barack Obama listens to a reporter's question in the Pentagon Briefing Room on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Corey Dickstein/Stars and Stripes Buy a print WASHINGTON — Federal agencies now say they cannot predict the end of homelessness among veterans, a national crisis that President Barack Obama hoped to stop by 2015. Six years after Obama set his goal, he announced Aug. 1 that veteran homelessness in the country had decreased 47 percent since 2010. “We knew that those were all going to be tough goals to achieve,” said Ann Oliva, deputy assistant secretary for special needs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “But we thought they were doable, and if we made the right policy decisions and had the right data and resources we needed, we could progress, which is what we did.” Yet Oliva said she couldn’t give a date when homelessness for veterans across ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/past-deadline-feds-see-no-end...

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