According to recently released data, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness declined by 11 percent between 2020 and 2022 and by 55 percent since 2010. The investments in evidence-based approaches made before and during the pandemic are working.
However, on any given night, roughly 33,000 veterans across the country are still experiencing homelessness and at least 1.4 million more are considered at risk of homelessness. The fundamental mismatch between the cost of housing and the ability to pay for it is ongoing and continues to grow. Current estimates identify a nationwide shortage of 7 million rental units that are affordable and available to households most at risk.