At the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, homeless veterans received a lot of attention from panelists including the Executive Director of the DC Housing Authority, and representatives from Houston, LA, and other cities.
One shocking statistic came from Shaun Donovan, Secretary of HUD
“Today, soldiers who died in the Vietnam War are outnumbered by the total number of Vietnam-era veterans who are homeless.”
Representative Gwen Moore, ALC co-chair, observed that “there is going to be a tsunami when we see the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans returning home from the war theater with PTSD, with traumatic brain injury, with lost limbs.”
Reporting from the CBC ALC, this is Gary Minter for “Street Sense.”