Number Of Homeless Women Veterans Doubled Between 2006 And 2010

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the number of homeless women veterans doubled between 2006 and 2010, with 3,328 women veterans unable to access shelter. Of these women, “almost two-thirds were between 40 and 59 years old and over one-third had disabilities.” Many also have children.

Overall, about 636,000 Americans were living on the streets or in shelters last year. (HT: Kay Steiger)