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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.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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Regina AndersonVeteran
Vicky LyonsVeteran
Sara RomeoExecutive Director of Tampa Crossroads
John CarlandProgram Director at St. Jude’s Homeless Veterans Resource Center
Pete DoughertyDirector of Homeless Programs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
David RamgaDivision of Benefits and Assistance Field Services Bureau Chief at the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

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