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Report: Veteran homelessness on the rise in Oregon

In Lane County from 2018 to 2019 the HUD reports there was an increase in homeless veterans by 13.8 percent.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 10:10 AM
Updated: Nov 13, 2019 10:10 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report on Tuesday showing an increase in homelessness among veterans in Oregon.

From 2018 to 2019, the HUD reports that in Oregon the total number of homeless veterans increased by 5.5%. The increase from 2010 to 2019 was 11.9%.

In Lane County, the increase from 2018 to 2019 was 13.8%, HUD said.

Over 11,000 veterans natoinwide experiencing chronic forms of homelessness found permanent housing and critically needed support through the HUD program.

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