Homelessness can happen to almost anyone from any demographic but one group that seems to be hit more regularly is returning veterans. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are homeless right now around the United States but one city, Austin Texas, is stepping up to do everything they can to resolve that problem. Late last year Mayor Steve Adler announced that he would be working hard in 2016 to make sure all homeless veterans in Austin had somewhere to live, and now just one week into 2016 things are looking very promising.
Austin already has one of the best support programs for veterans in the United States, which makes this goal a lot easier to achieve, but at this point officials say they’ve almost already gotten homes arranged for all of the homeless veterans they’ve located. The various programs to house veterans provide not only housing and shelter but also food support, jobs support, and even medical help when needed. Mayor Adler believes that he will achieve the goal of housing all homeless veterans in a matter of weeks in Austin. Once the goal is met, these programs are expected to open up to other homeless people in need so that the city can help as many people as possible.
This is a great step for Austin and will be a great example for other cities to follow. Mayor Adler feels that if he succeeds in his mission he and the support agencies will be able to share everything they learn in order to help homeless veterans and homeless people in general all around the United States. It is sad to see just how many veterans become homeless after serving, but in Austin Texas that problem will be a thing of the past soon.
Homelessness is one of the worst conditions a person can live in, it can literally break the strongest people down until they have no desire to improve themselves. Programs like this one from the city of Austin really are a life saver for the homeless people they support and now Austin will be a shining example to other cities around the United States. If you want to do something to help too, you can! There are thousands of homeless shelters and homeless support organizations that always need donations and volunteers so step up and take action in your area, maybe your city will be the next to following Austin’s footsteps.