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Thought Catalog: Here’s Why Women Are the Fastest Growing Population of Homeless Vets

  |  December 3, 2020

Heartbreaking truth: Women veterans are more than twice as likely to be homeless as other women, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). They’re the fastest-growing segment of the homeless veteran population, with the latest reports predicting that nearly 40,000 women vets will experience homelessness by 2025.

It seems wrong on so many levels, doesn’t it? Why are women who’ve fought for our country so vulnerable after they serve? Women veterans especially prone to homelessness, due to a constellation of factors. Thankfully, national initiatives like Built For Zero, which is supported by partners like Rocket Mortgage®, are effectively stepping up to meet these challenges and end the problem for good.