Pelosi Statement on Almost 50 Percent Decline in Veteran Homelessness
Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010:
“Veteran homelessness is a challenge to the conscience of our nation. No person who served our nation in uniform should be forced to sleep on our streets. Thankfully, with the leadership of President Obama and the investments of Democratic Congresses, we are marking strong progress against chronic veteran homelessness.
“With the majority, Democrats proudly invested in the Supportive Services for Veterans Families and the HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing initiatives – which have proved invaluable to veterans in communities across America, including my city of San Francisco. House Democrats continue to fight to ensure every veteran gets the support, the health care, the education and the job training he or she needs to succeed.
“We owe our veterans a sacred promise: that just as the military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we will leave no veteran behind when he or she comes home. As we celebrate our progress, we renew our commitment to ending veteran homelessness once and for all.”
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