U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 2011
This government report represents the most authoritative analysis ever on the state of homelessness among U.S. veterans. According to HUD and VA findings, 75,609 veterans were homeless on a given night in January 2009 and 136,334 spent at least one night in a homeless shelter in 2009. In total, 8% of the homeless surveyed veterans resided in New York. Over half of all veterans suffered from some sort of disability. The report concludes that "permanent supportive housing would be effective in helping [veterans with disabilities] achieve long-term stability."