This FAQ is from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. Their goal is to end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.
Who are homeless veterans?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly five percent being female. The majority of them are single; come from urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About one-third of the adult homeless population are veterans.