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November 4, 2009

VA Adopts New Stance on Homelessness

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 10:12 pm

If the VA would quit defending against claims and grant legitimate claims, that would be a great first step to address homelessness.

Full Article at: VA seeks to overhaul homelessness stance
Published: Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:08 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Veterans Administration says its new plan to fight homelessness among vets involves a complete overhaul of its traditional framework on the issue.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has indicated the agency is shifting to a focus on prevention and housing instead of on providing shelter services, the military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday.

“This plan tries to do something different,” Shinseki told the newspaper. “It aims as much if not more at preventing homelessness as it does rescuing those already on streets.”

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