Helping Homeless Veterans

Helping Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says as many as a third of the nation’s homeless people are veterans. The issue has gained such prominence recently that the VA secretary has pledged to end homelessness among veterans within five years -- and he’s planning to spend billions to do it. But how bad is the problem in the Bay area? We’ll take a look at that and the help that’s out there for veterans on the streets.

Veteran
Veteran
Executive Director of Tampa Crossroads
Program Director at St. Jude’s Homeless Veterans Resource Center
Director of Homeless Programs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Division of Benefits and Assistance Field Services Bureau Chief at the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
Original Broadcast Date: 
12/03/09

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, trans-portation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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