In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published its Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. This is a set of figures that estimate the number of Americans without safe, stable housing at a particular point in time.
The stats illustrate the progress we’ve made toward ending veteran homelessness while also reminding us how far we have to go in our fight.
HUD’s January 2022 PIT Count
Here are some of the veteran homelessness statistics the PIT Count presents:
- At the end of 2021, there were 33,136 veterans experiencing homelessness. This was an 11% decrease from January 2020, the end of the last survey.
- Of this total number, 19,572 veterans were considered “sheltered homeless,” and 13,564 veterans were considered “unsheltered homeless.”
- Since 2010, the estimated number of veterans experiencing homelessness has decreased by 55.3%.
What do we do now?
While we are pleased to see a decline in veterans experiencing homelessness, it’s important to remind ourselves that tens of thousands of veterans still lack safe and stable housing. We have a lot of work to do to house these individuals and prevent others from experiencing homelessness in the future.
This means we must continue to do the following:
- Encourage increased government support to help us to rehouse veterans.
- Build outreach programs to identify veterans in need of housing.
- Collaborate with public and private organizations to help veterans find mental health treatment and stable employment, which helps them to obtain and maintain safe and stable housing.
Are you a VA employee looking to improve your facility’s resources?
Valor Healthcare provides data-driven, patient-centric healthcare services to the VA and other government agencies. Our expertise includes outpatient clinic operations, behavioral health, occupational health, and population health. We specialize in helping VA clinics enhance their vocational rehabilitation programs, which is just one of the ways we’re working to end veteran homelessness in the United States.
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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 vocational rehabilitation or 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. Partner with us to give your patients access to data-driven, 21st-century care.