When someone is experiencing homelessness, they can struggle to find necessary resources for everything from daily meals to healthcare. And the truth is that a large percentage of the population in need of housing in America is made up of veterans.
It’s important to be aware of the current statistics for veterans experiencing homelessness in order to learn how much progress has been made as well as where improvement is still needed.
What are the 2022 statistics for veterans experiencing homelessness?
In 2022, there were more than 580,000 individuals in need of housing in the United States. And while less than 10% of people in America are veterans, almost 13% of the adult population experiencing homelessness is made up of veterans.
In January 2022, there were 33,129 veterans in need of housing at the end of any given day. It’s important to note that 19,565 of those veterans were in a shelter and 13,564 were not.
While more than 33,000 veterans experiencing homelessness is still a large number, it’s about 4,000 fewer than the January 2020 count. And in the past decade, the population of veterans in need of housing has been cut in half. The 2022 count shows a 55.3% decrease in veterans experiencing homelessness since 2010.
More good news is that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) surpassed its 2022 goal to house 38,000 veterans. The VA ended up exceeding its goal by 6.3% and put a roof over the heads of 40,401 veterans previously experiencing homelessness.
Valor Healthcare can help veterans experiencing homelessness
Valor Healthcare is a veteran-founded healthcare organization. We aim to provide whole healthcare services to veterans and other patriots. We are the largest contracted provider of outpatient healthcare services for veterans and take pride in delivering world-class services. We were one of the first community-based outpatient clinics to be accredited for ambulatory care by the Joint Commission and continue to focus on quality across all our lines of business.
Valor Healthcare is a team made up of veterans and leading clinicians. We are passionate about making resources available to those who have served our country. Valor was first established in 2004, when an Army veteran and a Navy veteran joined together to create something they both believed in — good-quality outpatient care for veterans.
Interested in the types of services a veteran-focused health consultant company can provide? We specialize in each of the following:
- Outpatient clinic operations.
- Occupational health.
- Behavioral health.
- Population health.
- Value-added services.
Would you benefit from any of the services listed above? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for guidance. Valor Healthcare partners with public and private medical clinics to bring high-quality healthcare to American veterans. If you are a healthcare professional, you can partner with us to give your patients access to data-driven, 21st-century care.