New York’s homeless veterans

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The number of homeless veterans in New York rose by more than 60 percent over a two-year period, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

There were 21,147 homeless veterans in New York last year, a jump from 12,700 in 2005, the report states.

Figures are based on data from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, which collected numbers from local officials, Mary Cunningham, director of the alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute, told the Associated Press.

Nationally, veterans are one in four homeless people, according to the report.

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  1. Geez, no snarky comments in this thread? “Vote Republican, we support the troops!” (At least until they get home…)

    BTW, either the 60% number is wrong, or else there’s a digit missing on the 2005 number…

  2. Thanks for fixing the #!

    Ethan, LOU, consultant, nothing to say here? Or do you guys only take cheap shots at local politicians? Can’t blame this one on Cousins or Spencer, so you take a pass?

    Or, is it shame and guilt?

  3. Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War: On Wednesday March 19th, the fifth
    anniversary of the War in Iraq, the Church of the Ascension, located on
    Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street, will honor the nearly 4,000 service men
    and women who have died in the War with a reading of names between the
    hours of 12Noon and 4P.M which will be concluded by the tolling of
    church bells. The exhibit “Faces of the Fallen: American Artists Honor
    America’s Heroes” will run while the names are read. All are invited to
    come to the Church of the Ascension to sit and meditate for part or all
    of the reading of names.

    The Rev. Mark Hummell
    Associate Rector
    The Church of The Ascension
    (Fifth Ave. at 10th St.)
    12 W. 11 St.
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: (212) 254-8620, Ext. 18
    Email: frmark@ascensionnyc.org
    Website: http://www.ascensionnyc.org