75,000 US veterans face homelessness

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    The unemployment rate among American young veterans stood at nearly 21 percent last year according to the US Labor Department.

    Over 75,000 US military personnel face the predicament of homelessness after they return home from US-led wars abroad, feeling the burden of increased mental pressure.


    According to data published by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of US veterans, homeless on any given night as of June this year, stands at a staggering 75,700, a Press TV correspondent reported Friday.

    "It's a critical time; we have veterans that are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan that are potentially becoming homeless in higher numbers than they have in the past," said Anne Oliva, director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's homeless office.

    Formerly deployed in military missions overseas, the veterans are finding it more difficult to find employment at home.

    The unemployment rate among American young veterans stood at nearly 21 percent last year according to the US Labor Department.

    "It's a national disgrace, the situation of returning soldiers and veterans. And it reflects the overall situation of the US economy, which is in a state of collapse and it's only going to get worse with all the budget cuts," said Edward Spannaus, Legal Affairs Editor.

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    the link doesn't seem to load.
    so these are all iraq or afghan vets? that have been overseas? all of them?not buying it.
     
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    here is a link to the link just below - The unemployment rate among American young veterans stood at nearly 21 percent last year according to the US Labor Department.
    -at that site click on link
    75,000 US veterans face homelessness, page 1
     
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    A lot of them are from Iraqi and Afghan. A lot of employers wont hire them because they are afraid of PTSD. Oprah had it on her show awhile ago just how many women alone that homeless with children. This is such a shameful thing to have our American hero's ( no matter what war they are from) are homeless. I guess I am partial since I am married to a retired navy senior chief who served 25 years. There should be something in place to help these vets get help with jobs placements with Vet friendly employers!
     
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    A large porportion of them will never be able to work in any role, cept as mercenaries for blackwater, etc.
     
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    I see no political agenda behind this, nope, none. Hmmm.
     
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    oh for christ sakes...:lol:
     
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    and the rate among blacks is ? EVERYONE is hurting.....see?


    anyway, this is what interests me..

    read it, I mean READ it..what does "potentially becoming homeless" mean, exactly?

    I laud your concern, but I have been bit by these types of my god its the end of times reports before.
     
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    Makes sense to re-enlist doesn't it?
     
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    how do they know that? you cannot refuse employment due to suspicion of ptsd...and Oprah means , well not a whole lot to me. show me the data;)
     

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