Minnesota could be the next state to end veteran homelessness

Two veterans we spoke to say they are proud to hear that their home state is fulfilling the promise to help veterans in need.

Posted: Apr 17, 2019 5:55 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 5:55 PM

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minnesota á and 200 in iowa... homelessness. that's according to 2018 numbers from the uás interagency council on homelessness. today á kimt news 3's annalise johnson is finding that minnesota is making progress on bringing that number to zero. she joins us live in the studio á annalise?xxx george á as of february of this year á 3 states have eliminated veteran homelessness... connecticut á delaware á and virginia. this is according to the uás department of veterans affairs. according to the minnesota coalition for the homeless á minnesota is on track to become the next state to meet this goal as early as this year. i spoke to local veterans to find out what they think about their home state possibly ending veteran homelessness. xxx "i served in vietnam in 1969 and 1970 in the infantry of 4th infantry division." "from the 3rd division at fort benning and we went over to korea as the first cav division 7th regiment." david rude and merle peterson are veterans. they say they would be proud of their state if minnesota becomes the next state to end veteran homelessness. "food, clothing, shelter, and anything we can do to help them. they gave an invaluable service to our country and i think it's time that we try to do what we can to help them out with their difficulties." "i'm proud that they're taking care of the veterans that need it. i've seen a lot of change in the last 10 15 years that they really support the veteran and it was a promise that was made to us when we went in." while only 3 states have ended homelessness entirely á 31 other states have eliminated homelessness in parts of their state á including in both minnesota and iowa. 4 minnesota communities have met this goal á but none in southeastern minnesota. in iowa á only one community has ended veteran homelessness... des moines. "it's important because of what they've given to our country. they served our country in times of conflict and they interrupted their lives to support our country and i don't think it's unreasonable to expect our country to help them as well."/// homes for all á a coalition of more than 200 minnesota organizations is advocating for a legislative agenda that would tackle the issue from a variety of directions. nationwide á veteran homelessness is on the decline. george á since 2010 á there's been a 46 percent decline in veteran homelessness according to the uás department of veteran affairs./// thank you annalise. we'll provide links to some online resources for veterans on our website á kimtádotácom. you can find those with this story under local
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