Homeless Women Veterans: Actions Needed to Ensure Safe and Appropriate Housing

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Publisher: United States Government Accountability Office

Year: 2011

Abstract: The number of women veterans has grown substantially, doubling from 4% of the veteran population in 1990 to 8% (or an estimated 1.8 million) today. Some of these women veterans face challenges readjusting to civilian life and are at risk of becoming homeless. This report addresses the following questions: (1) What is known about the characteristics of homeless women veterans, including those with disabilities? (2) What barriers do homeless women veterans face in accessing and using the VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem and HUD-VA Supportive Housing programs?

 


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