Veteran Homelessness News

November 2018


11/30/2018:  Helmand veteran forced to spend winter in a tent (Metro News 11/30)

                     100 day challenge houses 18 homeless veterans (Big Country Homepage 11/29)

                     Social Workers Hold Seminar to Help Fight Homeless Problem 🎥 (NWA Homepage 11/29)

                     Figures on homeless vets used by Veterans Affairs wrong: minister (iPolitics Canada 11/29)

11/29/2018:  Officer goes Above and Beyond Job Duties to Help Out 81-year-old Homeless Veteran (Beloit Daily News 11/29)

                     No, Iowa did not have a huge homeless veteran population increase this year 🎥 (Des Moines Register 11/28)

                     Honoring homeless vets with quilts (Wyoming Couty Press Examiner 11/28)

                     'Everyone deserves honor and respect': Community lays homeless veteran to rest at Fort Jackson 🎥 (CBS 19 WLTX 11/28)

                     A homeless Veteran receives proper burial thanks to national program 🎥 (ABC Columbia 11/28)

                     Local veterans serving homeless students in Treasure Valley 🎥 (ABC 6 News 11/28)

                     Overton Brooks VA Medical Center gears up for winter at Stand Down for Homelessness (ABC 3 KTBS 11/28)

                     URI alumni design backpacks by veterans, for veterans (Univ of Rhode Island 11/28)

                     HEARTWARMING: Homeless veteran pianist’s transformation 🎥 (The Hayride 11/28)

11/28/2018:  Kansas City man builds community of tiny homes for homeless veterans (Northeast News 11/28)

                     Giving Tuesday features fundraising to expand Yaphank veterans shelter (Newsday 11/28)

                     Homeless census examined (Mohave Desert Daily News 11/28)

                     Veterans Matter houses 2600 homeless veterans 🎥 (NBC 24 News 11/27)

                     Shelter for homeless female military veterans could open soon (ABC 3 WEAR 11/27)

                     60-unit Windsor Veterans Village project gets $10M push into construction (North Bay Business Journal 11/27)

                     Why the plan to end homelessness in Salem, Marion, Polk counties stalled for 10 years 🎥 (Statesman Journal 11/27)

                     You can help Three Hots and A Cot win $5,000 grant (WBRC 6 News 11/27)

                     Thanksgiving meal helps vets, others (Norman Transcript 11/27)

                     Winter clothing and blanket drive benefits local veterans 🎥 (ABC 13 WBKO 11/27)

11/27/2018:  Homeless war hero living as ‘Rambo’ in Welsh mountains promised new home for Christmas (The Sun UK 11/27)

                     State agency recognizes La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness (ABC 19 WXOW 11/26)

                     Home being given to homeless veteran gets new roof 🎥 (CBS WLKY 11/26)

                     Schools Participate in Ending Veteran Homelessness ( 11/26)

                     Campus organizations to distribute hygiene kits to homeless veterans (Daily Bruin 11/26)

                     Yolo County Veterans Services Offices hosts veterans benefits presentation (California Aggie 11/25)

11/26/2018:  Without a home: Program gives hope to veterans (Cumberlink Sentinel 11/25)

                     Shelter for homeless vets questioned over licensing claims (My Plainview 11/25)

                     Too many asked too little about homeless vet story | Opinion (True New Jersey 11/25)

                     Veterans shelter from the storm (The Lumberjack 11/24)

11/25/2018:  COLUMN: Support local veterans every day (The Gazette 11/24)

11/24/2018:  Homeless man found dead in Auckland was 'humble' US Army veteran (Stuff NZ 11/24)

                     Commentary: Americans are wildly generous at the holidays. And then it stops. (Bend Bulletin 11/23)

                     Soxtober: WMS Best Buddies collect socks for homeless vets (Wilmington Town Crier 11/23)

                     New structure for veteran assistance makes accessing resources easier (Denton Record-Chronicle 11/23)

11/23/2018:  Veterans Affairs has no timetable to reopen Northport shelter (Newsday 11/23)

                     Cooperative programs help lessen homelessness among veterans (Vindicator 11/23)

                     Group helps set up homeless vets with security deposits (Star-Telegram 11/22)

                     Central Oregon providers join campaign to end veteran homelessness (The Bulletin 11/22)

                     Steve, a homeless vet in Missouri, asks for nothing. His town gifts him anyway (Kansas City Star 11/22)

                     VRC goes ‘all out’ for holiday feast for area veterans (Mohave Valley Daily News 11/22)

                     Veterans Serve Homeless Comrades Thanksgiving Feast 🎥 (NBC KARK 11/22)

                     Veteran organizes Thanksgiving meal for other vets (PA Homepage 11/22)

                     Bid To Stop Veterans Becoming Homeless & Suicidal Announced (Forces Network 11/22)

                     New Freedom Farm host Thanksgiving dinner to honor veteran (Virginia First 11/22)

                     'Pizza-giving': San Diego man hands out pies to homeless (ABC 10 News 11/22)

11/22/2018:  Jeff Bezos-backed fund awards $5M to nonprofit (GRBJ Online 11/21)

                     Spokane's sit-and-lie law drawing new attention and protesters (Inlander 11/21)

                     Navigating a road to nowhere (San Diego City Beat 11/21)

                     NVNA and Hospice serves those who serve veterans (Wicked Local Norwell 11/21)

                     Frigid cold temperatures especially difficult for the state's homeless population (News 8 WTNH 11/21)

                     Fewer homeless in Connecticut, data shows, but problems still persist (CT Mirror 11/21)

                     Ashley HomeStore Licensee Hill Country Holdings Brings Joy to Once Homeless Air Force Veteran (Furniture Today 11/21)

                     HOMELESS IN SHERIDAN: One Veteran’s Journey Through Homelessness (Sheridan Media 11/21)

                     In Our Community: American Legion raises funds for homeless veteran (Gainesville Times 11/21)

11/21/2018:  Holiday meals donated for Monroe veterans’ families (Pocono Record 11/20)

                     Masquerade Ball raises money for homeless vets housing (Olean Times Herald 11/20)

                     Windsor Veterans Village receives $9.9M in state funding (Windsor Times 11/20)

                     Ceremony honors veterans, offers support (South Strand News 11/20)

                     Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion to 'adopt' veteran families in need (Brainerd Dispatch 11/20)

                     The Homeless Crisis Is Getting Worse in America’s Richest Cities (Bloomberg Businessweek 11/20)

                     Harbor Homes works to keep homeless vets safe (Nashua Telegraph 11/20)

                     Program to aid homeless veterans (Curry Coastal Pilot 11/20)

                     Franklin mayor joins challenge to end veteran homelessness (Concord Monitor 11/20)

11/20/2018:  Atlantic Furniture donates to vets in need (Greenfield Recorder 11/19)

                     VFW Post Selma 3016 donates items to homeless veterans (Selma Times-Journal 11/19)

                     Bellevue University MVSC donates backpacks to veterans (Sarpy News 11/19)

                     Veteran gave sleeping bags to the homeless 🎥 (KUSI News 11/19)

                     Thriving Veteran Housing Community To Be Established in West L.A. (AP 11/19)

                     Homeless veterans may have lost hope, so a court goes mobile to help (Courier Journal 11/19)

                     Sam Bernstein Law Firm opens kitchen to feed homeless veterans (Oakland Press 11/19)

                     From sleeping in a car to their own beds: a new program helps veteran families out of homelessness 🎥 (Our Quad Cities 11/19)

                     Glen makes it his mission to rehouse military veteran who has been sleeping rough outside Burger King (Ely Standard 11/19)

11/19/2018:  VAMC Town Hall informs veterans (Hill Country Community Journal 11/18)

                     Editorial: Homeward Bound lends a hand to homeless vets (Marin Independent Journal 11/18)

                     Tucson to shut down homeless camp, moves to help house occupants (Tucson Online 11/18)

                     Homelessness among Delaware veterans down from 2017 🔊 (Delaware Public Media 11/18)

                     No firm timeline yet for opening of tiny cabins for homeless as winter approaches (Kitsap Sun 11/18)

                     VA Feeding Vets at Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Day Dinner 🎥 (Spectrum News 11/18)

                     Rapid City organization donates warm clothes to homeless veterans (Rapid City Journal 11/18)

                     Annual Stand Down offers numerous services to veterans (Lake County News 11/17)

11/18/2018:  Seattle homeless camp shut down after passerby is beaten with a baseball bat 🎥 (CBS 3 WWMT 11/17)

                     Butte's homeless receive a free hot meal on a cold winter day (ABC Fox Montana 11/17)

                     Connecticut receives $6.5 million to end youth homelessness (The State 11/17)

                     Where ex-soldiers have socialized, they will soon find affordable housing (Washington Post 11/17)

                     Nine Line hosts motorcycle ride benefiting local homeless veterans 🎥 (WTOC 11 Now 11/17)

                     Funeral Services Held for 2 More Victims of Borderline Massacre, a Marine Veteran and the Bar’s Cashier (KTLA 5 News 11/16)

                     THV11 partners with Snell to feed the veterans 🎥 (CBS 11 THV 11/16)

11/17/2018:  Veteran homelessness can be ended when organizations work together: Our View (Pacific Daily News 11/17)

                     Renovations underway for first house for homeless veterans in Lynchburg (ABC 13 WSET 11/16)

                     Students address homelessness among veterans (Oakland Independent/Lyons Mirror-Sun 11/16)

                     Homes Reserved for Homeless Vets in Search of Tenants 🎥 (NBC 7 San Diego 11/16)

                     Wine for a cause: Event raises money for homeless veterans (Times Leader 11/16)

                     Heartwarming gesture for homeless army veteran wounded in land mine explosion will melt your heart (Chronicle Live 11/16)

11/16/2018:  Homelessness and Suicide Attempts Intertwined Among Veterans (MedPage Today 11/15)

                     Thanksgiving dinner to help homeless veterans (News-Bulletin 11/15)

                     Homeless in Sheridan: One Veteran’s Journey Through Homelessness (Sheridan Media 11/15)

                     Tacoma Veteran uses Army skills, business savvy to fight homelessness 🎥 (Q 13 Fox 11/15)

                     "Stand Down for Homeless Veterans" event held in Salem 🎥 (Virginia First 11/15)

                     EVENT [11/21]: Thanksgiving dinner to help homeless veterans (News-Bulletin 11/15)

                     San Joaquin County making progress on housing homeless veterans (RecordNet 11/15)

                     Teetering on the brink of homelessness, this veteran found new beginnings in Alexandria (Fairfax County Times 11/15)

11/15/2018:  Ending Veteran Homelessness Program Named Mutual of America 2018 Community Partnership Awardee (BenZinga 11/15)

                     Prosecutor To Announce Developments In GoFundMe Case Involving Homeless Veteran 🎥 (CBS 3 Philly 11/14)

                     C.O. part of state effort to end veterans' homelessness (KTVZ 21 News 11/14)

                     New veteran programs at Willis Dady work to turn homelessness into housing 🎥 (NBC 7 KWWL 11/14)

                     Homeless veteran looking for program to take in both him and his dog 🎥 (ABC KAKE 11/14)

                     TAP and VAMC Salem host event for homeless veterans (Virginia First 11/14)

                     Safe Park Provides Homeless with Parking and Care at New, Larger West L.A. VA Lot (LA Streets Blog 11/14)

                     Homeless Alliance of WNY sees reduction in homeless Vets 🎥 (NBC 2 WGRZ 11/14)

                     Reporter's Notebook: voters reject new taxes, veteran homelessness and HQ2 announced (Real Change 11/14)

                     LETTER: Let's end homelessness for area families (Free Lance-Star 11/14)

                     NFL, Woodruff Foundation helping veterans on many levels (Star Tribune 11/14)

11/14/2018:  Groundbreaking for tiny homes for homeless veterans 🎥 (Fox 13 News 11/12-13)

                     VERIFY: Did veteran homelessness decline about 50% from 2010 to 2018? (CBS 9 WUSA 11/12)

                     How A Former Homeless Vet And Non Profit Group Address Veteran Homelessness (WLRN Miami 11/12)

                     Homeless Veterans is still an issue and say in war or peace, they answered the call 🎥 (WLNS 6 News 11/12)

                     National homeless veteran advocate in Palm Bay helping those who serve on Veterans Day 🎥 (Click Orlando 11/12)

                     Thousands of veterans are homeless across the U.S., programs in our area are available to help (ABC 5 Cleveland 11/12)

                     South Bay Officials Extend Homeless Veteran Housing Program For 2 More Years 🎥 (CBS 5 KPIX 11/12)

                     The rate of homeless veterans drops nationwide (KTVB 7 News 11/12)

                     Veterans Journal: Number of homeless vets drops by nearly half since 2010 (Providence Journal 11/11)

                     Homeless Vets in Iowa Receiving Help on Veteran’s Day 🎥 (NBC 13 WHO 11/11)

11/12/2018:  Here's How You Can Help Homeless Veterans 🎥 (CBS 2 WFMY 11/11-12)

                     Novato project could shelter Marin’s homeless veterans (Marin Independent Journal 11/11-12)

                     Ending Veteran Homelessness (Real Clear Politics / Ben Carson & Robert Wilkie 11/11)

                     How one Canadian veteran left a homeless, hopeless life behind him 🎥 (CTV News 11/11)

                     There's hope and help for homeless veterans (Herald-Mail Media 11/11)

                     Freedom House in Kent helps Veterans in housing crisis (Kent Wired 11/11)

                     Homelessness Among Veterans Down 6 Percent in Charleston Since 2017, 21 Percent Since 2011 (Charleston Chronicle 11/11)

                     PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans who have been homeless (Missourian 11/11)

                     Watch as homeless veterans are honored at Loaves & Fishes 🎥 (Sacramento Bee 11/10)

11/11/2018:  Q & A with Korean War veteran Tandy Beeler (Johnson City Press 11/11)

                     Veteran reflects on nearly 3 decades of service (Morganton News Herald 11/11)

                     Companies are pushing past just hiring veterans; we’re supporting their transition (Northern Kentucky Tribune 11/11)

                     Vietnam veteran Tom Williams is twice decorated, never intimidated (Greensboro News & Record 11/11)

                     Moore helps connect veterans and job opportunities (Hickory Record 11/11)

                     Old Brewery Mission program sets homeless vets back on their feet (CTV 11/10-11)

                     Opinion: Companies should honor military service beyond Veterans Day (Market Watch 11/10)

                     Northrop Grumman taps into national program to hire military veterans (Daily Breeze 11/10)

                     ‘Santacroce’ award to honor efforts to help homeless vets (Pocono Record 11/10)

                     Santa Maria Air Force veteran seeks to build tiny homes for struggling veterans (Santa Maria Times 11/10)

                     Editorial: Veterans continue to serve after military service (Trib Live 11/10)

                     Exclusive Interview—Ben Carson Touts ‘Tremendous Progress’ Reducing Veteran Homelessness 🎥 (Breitbart 11/10)

                     'Forgotten Heroes' Breakfast Honors Homeless Veterans 🔊 (KJZZ 11/10)

                     Grayson County Veterans Services agent understands clients firsthand (Herald Democrat 11/10)

                     The VA helping homeless veterans in the Midlands 🎥 (Fox 57 WACH 11/10)

                     Homeless veteran gets second chance with housing-first program (CBC 11/10)

                     Veteran Homelessness Down (WSJM News 11/10)

                     Local veteran has made it his mission to help homeless vets (The Citizens' Voice 11/10)

                     Operation Vanguard helps homeless veterans (Tribune Star 11/9)

                     Springfield residents camp outside to raise awareness for Veteran homelessness 🎥 (Fox 55/27 Illinois 11/9)

                     Veterans can sign up to get rent-free home (Blak Press USA 11/9)

11/10/2018:  Local veteran volunteers to help the homeless (Orillia Matters 11/10)

                     20 formerly homeless veterans receive keys to new apartments on Veterans Appreciation Day 🎥 (ABC 7 WJLA 11/9)

                     County Seeks Landlords Able To Rent to Homeless Veterans, Residents (KPBS 11/9)

                     Former Army Pilot Helps Homeless Vets Get Back on Their Feet: ‘What She’s Done for Me Saved My Life’ (People 11/9)

                     Mayor of Franklin pledges to end Veteran homelessness (Laconia Daily Sun 11/9)

                     Number of Central Florida homeless veterans has plummeted since 2010, Orlando VA reports 🎥 (Orlando Sentinel 11/9)

                     Homelessness among veterans has decreased in Charleston, but work remains (Post and Courier 11/9)

                     Veteran homelessness: County partnerships ready to end it (Daily Miner 11/8)

11/09/2018:  Where The Veteran Homeless Population Is Rising And Falling [Infographic] (Forbes 11/8)

                     13 new tiny homes open for local homeless veterans with more planned for 2019 🎥 (Fox 4 KC 11/8)

                     Veterans Day Brings Celebrations, Awareness Of Needs 🔊 (WFAE 11/8)

                     Veterans Organizations Help Their Own With Homeless Outreach 🎥 (CBS 4 Denver 11/8)

                     Permanent Supportive Housing Helps Homeless Veterans get Back on Their Feet 🎥 (Quicken Loans 11/8)

                     County sponsors annual Veterans Stand Down Homeless Resources Day (SoMd News 11/8)

                     Opinion: Canadian veterans' homelessness is solvable (Montreal Gazette 11/8)

                     Homeless veteran population increases by more than 14 percent in Iowa 🎥 (ABC 9 News 11/8)

                     Drop In Homeless Rate Among OK Veterans Nearly Double National Average 🎥 (News on 6 11/7)

11/08/2018:  Veterans Reshaping Their Lives Through Glass Blowing 🎥 (6 News 11/7)

                     What's Good: Veteran's HomeFront 🎥 (Hampton Roads Show 11/7)

                     With our goal of ending homelessness in Miami, challenges remain despite the successes (Miami Herald 11/7)

                     ‘Meet a veteran’ talks bring the Constitution Center to life — and death | Mike Newall (Inquirer Philly 11/7)

                     Donating To Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign Helps Homeless Veterans (Samaritan Magazine 11/7)

                     Homeless Veteran Population Decreases in Ohio (WOSU Radio 11/7)

11/07/2018:  By HUD’s count, number of veterans experiencing homelessness in metro Denver up slightly from last year (Denverite 11/6)

                     Will San Diego solve its veteran homelessness crisis? (American Thinker 11/6)

                     Homeless veterans home gets boost from Wells Fargo (The Courier 11/6)

                     Lit firework 'put in homeless army veteran's coat by youths' (BBC News 11/6)

                     New Facility Opening In Green Bay For Veterans Facing Homelessness Or Who Need Fresh Start (We Are Green Bay 11/5)

                     West Palm Beach VA making process on new facility to help homeless veterans 🎥 (NBC 5 WPTV 11/5)

                     Report shows number of homeless veterans in Utah increased in 2018 (ABC 4 News 11/5)

                     Fall River teen serves as pallbearer at homeless veteran’s funeral (Herald News 11/5)

                     Boise Rescue Mission helped 60 homeless veterans get off the street in the past year (ABC 6 KIVI 11/5)

                     New housing and job program available for veterans in Northeast Wisconsin 🎥 (Fox 11 News 11/5)

11/06/2018:  HUD, VA Announce Decline in Veterans Homelessness (Affordable Housing Finance 11/5)

                     The Rate of Veteran Homelessness is Down in Arizona (Arizona Public Media 11/5)

                     Homeless vet numbers on rise in Mid-Michigan 🎥 (NBC 10 WILX 11/5)

                     Veteran Homeless Rate Drops 5 Percent Nationwide, Rises on West Coast ( 11/5)

11/05/2018:  Inside the unlikely nerve-centre fighting against veteran homelessness (The Big Issue 11/5)

                     Veteran homelessness: up locally, down in U.S., state (The Columbian 11/4)

                     West TN announces an effective end to veteran homelessness (State Gazette 11/4)

                     Veteran homelessness down more than 26-percent in Amarillo (CBS 10 KFDA 11/4)

                     Calvary Chapel is Collecting Coats for Homeless Veterans (WLFI 18 News 11/4)

                     Church group donates ten quilts to homeless veterans (The County 11/4)

                     Veterans honored at community breakfast (Bluefield Daily Telegraph 11/4)

                     Local boy sets up donation drive for homeless vets 🎥 (NBC 5 KOBI / 2 KOTI 11/3)

                     Woman asking Warren County for help in opening homeless veteran shelter (CBS 8 KNOE 11/3)

11/03/2018:  HUD report shows drop in veteran homelessness (Peninsula Daily Journal 11/3) 

                     Are things getting better for homeless military veterans in Merced? (Merced Sun Star 11/3)

                     Veterans group helps family settle into new home (Winchester Star 11/3)

                     Utah had touted ending homelessness for veterans years ago. Now the numbers are increasing (Salt Lake Tribune 11/3)

                     Clothing, caring for county's homeless (Tribune Star 11/2)

                     Career fair for veterans held in Holyoke 🎥 (News 22 WWLP 11/2)

                     Veterans Who Want To Be Farmers In Northern California Get Support From VA (Capital Public Radio 11/2)

                     VA San Diego Homeless Program Puts Vets Back To Work 🎥 (KPBS 11/2)

                     First Homes for Veterans Recipient Presented Keys to New Home (The M Report 11/2)

                     A once-homeless Navy veteran is in the Maxim Cover Girl contest to help vets and at-risk youth (We Are the Mighty 11/2)

                     Catholic Memorial hosts funeral of homeless veteran Markham Lyons (Wicked Local West Roxbury 11/2)

                     Clay County homeless disabled vet told to move to Jacksonville 🎥 (CBS 47 / Fox 30 News 11/2)

                     Corpus Christi Veterans Stand Down aiding hometown homeless off the streets [w/VIDEO] (NBC 6 KRIS 11/2)

                     From boots to business: Q&A with Reggie Ordonez of Veterans Business Outreach Center (Nashville Business Journal 11/1)

                     This Marine veteran found a road out of homelessness and a path to hope (Tri-City Herald 11/1)

                     Arkansas company hiring veterans to hang lights for the holidays 🎥 (CBS 11 THV 11/1)

11/02/2018:  Officials: US veteran homelessness declines 5 percent (KOLD 13 News 11/1)

                     ‘We Have a Lot of People Who Have Big Hearts’: Veteran Homelessness Plummets Under Trump Administration (IJR 11/1)

                     Rockaway Township man heads group which serves homeless vets (Morris County Citizen 11/1)

                     Hippodrome hosts ‘crooner’ benefit for vets (Gainesville Sun 11/1)

                     Calif. Housing Crisis Leading Issue For Homeless Voters Across State (One America Network 11/1)

                     New report shows US veteran homelessness down, Iowa way up 🎥 (WQAD 8 News 11/1)

11/01/2018:  Stand Down for Homeless Veterans (Pine Bluffs Post 11/1)

                     More U.S. Veterans Are Off the Streets (Wall Street Journal 11/1)

                     A 'Housing First' Strategy Could Help Solve Veteran Homelessness (Ozy 11/1)

                     Garamendi, Thompson give veterans updates on legislation, services 🎥 (Lake County News 11/1)

                     Mayor Rahm Emanuel against proposed fee hikes for homeless services & lead pipe replacement (Chicago Tribune 10/31)

                     Many Organizations Work Together To Assist Homeless Veterans In Chattanooga (The Chattanoogan 10/31)

                     Metro veteran living in tent in backyard after house catches fire 🎥 (Fox 4 KC 10/31)

                     The Caw: 7-Year-Old Tyler Makes Care Packages for Homeless Veterans 🎥 (Baltimore Ravens 10/31)

                     Homeless tax proposal caught in Ed Burke’s web (Chicago Sun Times 10/30)