Category Archives: HOMELESS VETERANS

Projected veteran deaths: WWII, Korea, Vietnam

The chart was created from data in VetPop2011:  https://www.va.gov/vetdata/Veteran_Population.asp The highest number of deaths of WWII veterans has peaked.  Korean veterans are dying in larger numbers in this period.  Alarmingly, Vietnam veteran deaths are climbing steadily even though they are … Continue reading

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THE THOUSAND-MILE LONG SCREWDRIVER

In a brief (and rare) moment of camaraderie, VA Secretary Eric “Chia Pet” Shinseki and  HUD Secretary Shaun ” Shu-Shu” Donovan decided to go slumming on the streets of DC last Thursday night. Their mission? Find homeless Vets and other … Continue reading

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Homeless veteran eligibility and the Lifeline free cell phone program

The FCC has recently modernized and reformed the Lifeline program but still makes it too hard for homeless veterans to get and keep a free Lifeline cell phone. Briefly, the Lifeline federal benefit program has subsidized landline phones for low-income … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK FROM PATRICIA

HCVETS Founder Patricia Lupole posted this on my facebook page today.  This is sadly all too true day in and day out. That’s a lot of troops and former ones. Every day. You would think vA might get apoplectic over … Continue reading

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Hi. This is Peggy. I’m not available right now. Please leave a number and the best time to reach you.

This one may have gotten past most Vets advocates.   You see, many of them simply do not trust the information received when you call the VA at 800-827-1000, commonly referred to as Peggy on some Vet’s help sites. We … Continue reading

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HOMELESS VETS STILL WAITING IN LINE

Member Shawn found this and it makes my skin crawl. This is a quote that should give everyone of us pause. Tragically, every year more than 6,500 Veterans voluntarily surrender their lives … victims of bureaucratic battle fatigue. Their solace … Continue reading

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FREE LUGGAGE FROM vA

In an exciting development for homeless Vets, I discovered these in my travels at the recent jobs expo vA put on in Tacoma last week. Feast your eyes on this! That’s right. Be the envy of your friends under the … Continue reading

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WARM, FUZZY vA GOODWILL

Member Kel sent this in to me this morning. I read a small blurb about it in the fishwrap yesterday morning but ignored it as more bloviating on vA’s part in an effort to take our consciousness off their myriad shortcomings … Continue reading

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UPDATE TO SLEEPLESS IN PUEBLO

Member Randy sends us this update on his vigorous pursuit of homeless Vet knowledge in Pueblo from last week. To be honest, I was taken aback that there might be 120 Vets sleeping without a roof over their heads there. This … Continue reading

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vAOIG–EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HOMELESS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Here’s another OIG boondoggle that would make the Pope proud. Now that we know the how and why, we can cure the problem, right? Well…..not exactly. This far more complicated than we know and will require another $100,000.00 study and … Continue reading

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