Lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level are now trying to do more to end the scourge of veteran homelessness, and these efforts are largely being very well received. Indeed, one such piece of legislation recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
The new law would change the way the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development tabulates how much disabled veterans, or those with low income, actually make, according to the Nevada edition of RealEstateRama. Currently, any government assistance they receive is counted as part of their income, which makes it more difficult to receive aid through HUD.
"It's been nine months since the House last passed this bill and HUD's flawed aid and attendance policy still threatens our most vulnerable veterans with homelessness," said U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, a Republican representing Nevada. "The last thing our veterans should have to worry about is whether they will have a roof over their head."
More is being done to combat this problem all the time, and that's likely to be a major boon for tens of thousands of veterans across the country who are either currently homeless or dangerously close to it.