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(Washington D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that their annual point-in-time survey of veterans homelessness showed an estimated 12% decrease in homeless veterans. 

“This is welcome news. It means that the steps we have taken to invest in the HUD-VASH housing voucher program, prioritize veterans employment, and support rapid re-housing efforts are making an impact.

“No one who has made sacrifices to serve our nation should ever be homeless, and this problem should never be ignored. I’ve been proud to work with the Obama Administration to stem the tide of this national crisis and am pleased that we are moving toward the bold goals they’ve laid out. We have a long and difficult road ahead, but it’s clear that with investments in proven solutions and cooperation between government agencies we are making progress.”