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 The Problem We Are Addressing

Where homelessness is an international, national, and local issue, Florida has the 3rd largest homeless population in the U.S.- behind California and New York. The total number of homeless persons in the U.S. in 2019, was cited by the National Alliance to be estimated at 567,715. Florida’s homeless numbers, according to 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) data was estimated to be 38,085.


The U.S. total homeless Veterans’ numbers during the 2019 count was estimated at 47,725; thus making up 8% of the total population of homelessness in the U.S. Florida Homeless Veterans’ population during the 2019 PIT count were 1,576 sheltered and 896 unsheltered.

We know that the transition to civilian life from military life brings with it mental health issues associated with combat, unemployment and social readjustments. Either one of these elements or a combination, thereof, can lead to veteran homelessness. The Florida Coalition for the Prevention of Veteran Homelessness will ensure "No man left behind”.

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