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Understanding how the veteran population is changing—and will change in the future— is critical to developing policies and programs to meet their housing and service needs. Older veterans (age 55 and older), who currently make up the largest cohort of the US veteran population, increasingly will need housing and supportive services that can enable them to age in their homes or communities. Female veterans with children make up a growing share of the veteran population, but many housing and supportive service programs targeting veterans currently do not serve single-parent families well. And our most recent veterans, those who served following 9/11, have returned to a slow-growing economy and rising home prices and rents, which have made the transition from military service to civilian life difficult for many.
A guide to policy and practice for veterans permanent supportive housing, highlighting essential elements, funding programs, and examples of developments across the U.S.