Homelessness among veterans in Florida has been effectively cut in half since 2011. A significant cause for Florida’s substantial decrease in the rate of homelessness among veterans are national initiatives to end veteran homelessness. In Florida, millions of dollars have been invested through VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families grants, as well as HUD VA Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers that provide long-term rental assistance to help homeless veterans with high needs obtain and sustain permanent housing. Florida Point-In-Time (PIT) Counts – 2011 reported 5,644 homeless veterans. The 2017 count reported 2,789 homeless veterans. Source: 2017 Florida Council on Homelessness Annual Report.
Florida’s Homeless Veterans Coordinator can be reached by calling (727) 575-8136.
VA Website for Homeless Veterans
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida Council on Homelessness
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