More than 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States are war veterans, although they represent only 11 percent of the civilian adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.
File this one under "No Sh!t"....I remember being told about this figure when I was a child.
Maybe that was the state figure, though (California housing costs having always astronomical compared to the rest of the country). I'm not surprised that these men can't get on the housing ladder there or Hawaii -- many college graduates with rich mommies and daddies, and no trauma disorders, can barely afford it, so why would they? But I wonder why the cost would be highest in Nevada.
Is it safe to assume that chronic homelessness may go hand-in-hand with PTSD, and require priority housing/treatment?