MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say 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.