Number of homeless veterans declines across United States

The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs have announced that the number of homeless veterans nationwide has declined slightly

That follows a decline of 5% from a year earlier and is down by almost 50% from 2009.

Carson largely credits the progress to an approach started under the Obama administration. It centered on a program called the HUD-VA Supporting Housing Program, which Congress boosted funds to in 2008. It gives homeless veterans permanent housing while also providing them a case manager and clinical care services.