Veteran Homeless Data

Homelessness…..Why?

  • Economics: Insufficient resources to obtain & maintain housing.
  • Housing: Delaware has the 4th highest level of cost of housing as a percentage of income, at 80%.  To be considered affordable cost should be around 30%.
  • Unemployment: 7.6% in Delaware

Veteran Homelessness

67,000 nationwide on any given night (Women veterans are about 5% of these totals)

  • Delaware: 585
  • Maryland: 696
  • Virginia: 931

What homeless veterans in Delaware identified as needs:

  • Permanent housing
  • Help finding a job
  • Job training
  • Legal assistance
  • Drop-in center or day program
  • Welfare payments
  • Transitional living
  • SSI/SSD process
  • Help developing social network
  • Help managing money
  • Financial Guardianship
  • Discharge upgrade
  • Child care
  • Credit counseling
  • TB treatment