Expert comment: Homeless Veterans

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The Alliance to End Homelessness is scheduled to release a report today, indicating that 25% of the homeless are veterans.  A key finding is that younger veterans from the war in Iraq are finding their way to homeless shelters - and its expected that this is just the beginning of a disturbing trend.  This report was based on data provided by a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nov. 8, 2007

  

Expert:

Dr. Dennis Culhane

Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

* Nationally recognized expert in homelessness and housing policy

* Research has been instrumental in a national shift in how society addresses homelessness

* Has worked with the City of New York to better understand its homeless issues and how the lack of affordable housing can lead to homelessness