From the Publisher
About 60,000 veterans are homeless every night in the cities and towns of America. They are brave men and women who have served their country, and have fallen on difficult times. Of that number, 48,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been identified as being currently homeless. This book is a snap shot of the aspects of veteran homelessness, as well as what this country is doing to help them get off the streets. Homelessness among veterans is the end result of a whole series of events that result in diminished capacity, loss of self-determination, most often loss of employment, isolation, poverty, loss of family, and lack of self-esteem; all leading to an inability to pay for housing.