Chicago Joins Growing List Of U.S. Cities Vowing To End Veteran Homelessness

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A city known for its deep dish pizza and windy weather wants another claim to fame: a community without a single homeless vet.
On Sept. 16, Chicago became the latest major U.S. city to announce plans to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel committed$800,000 of city money to a predominantly federally backed $5 million-a-year plan, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The City of Chicago identified 721 homeless veterans (465 of whom were living in shelters, while 256 were on the streets) through a point-in-time survey taken in January. The numbers are unacceptable to Mayor Emanuel, who wants to make sure “any veteran, having fought for the homeland, is not homeless when they come home.”
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