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Study: Veterans Stay Homeless Longer Than Others

By Ali Gharib on November 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

"Study: Veterans Stay Homeless Longer Than Others"


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A study released by an advocacy group found that armed services veterans stay homeless, on average, longer than others. The study by the group 100,000 Homes said that, though veterans are 9 percent of the population, 15 percent of the 32,000 homeless people surveyed had served in the military. On average, veterans were homeless for 5.7 years while others reported that they were homeless for 3.9 years. Military veterans have had a presence at the various 99 Percent demonstrations displaying economic dissatisfaction.

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