Austin Ends Veteran Homelessness

August 22, 2016

Over the last two years, Austin, Texas, has found housing for 682 veterans, which has effectively ended veteran homelessness in the city.

The Huffington Post reports that if a veteran becomes homeless, Austin has systems in place to find housing within three months.

Along with $3 million in funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Austin has benefitted from a group named the Housing Heroes Fund. It collects money to help cover recently-housed veterans’ rent and pay for property improvements. The fund has raised $373,000 to date.

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