The 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress is showing mixed results of Veteran homelessness numbers across the country. The report, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, shows the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness increased in 2020 even before the effects of the coronavirus pandemic damaged employment and financial resources for the community. California, Florida, Texas and Washington – four states with the highest total number of Veterans among their residents – together had about 70 percent of all of the homeless Veterans in America.

The HUD report notes that 28 states, including North Carolina, saw decreases in their total number of Veterans experiencing homelessness, a positive trend.

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