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Homelessness among veterans remains an issue across the countrySubmitted: 11/15/2019

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RHINELANDER - For decades, homelessness has been a problem that defies easy solutions.

The number of homeless veterans in Wisconsin increased by 8.1% over the past year.

Assistant Oneida County Veterans Service officer Jason Dailey said that may be due to certain that issues effects of military service.

"There's a lot of the big issues for veteran's homelessness, there's a lot of post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues than cause issues maintaining employment," said Dailey. 'But we don't have the economy to support all those people necessarily as far as jobs go.'

Dailey believes the lack of triggers from a larger city that draw veterans to the Northwoods.



"It's quiet, there's not a lot of people, there's no big crowds, all of the things that are factors for a lot of veterans."

Dailey says difficulty finding work is one issue that may lead to homelessness.

To help combat the problem of veteran homlessness, Gov Evers recently announced 250-thousand dollars in grants to organizations that help Wisconsin veterans & families.

In his statement, Gov. Evers said "Our veterans' community in Wisconsin is at its best when organizations work together to provide care and assistance to those who served and their families", said Evers. "We are taking yet another important step toward achieving our collective mission of better serving our nation's heroes and their families by awarding grants to these organizations."


Story By: Zackery White

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