Report: VA survey finds five of homeless veterans top 10 needs require legal help

Monday, February 11, 2019

By U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Each year through Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs conducts a survey to assess local challenges faced by homeless Veterans, identify unmet needs, and encourage partnership action to meet those needs. In 2018, five of the top 10 needs reported by homeless Veterans require legal assistance. They include legal assistance to (1) resolve child support issues; (2) prevent evictions and foreclosures; (3) help restore a driver’s license; (4) address outstanding warrants and fines; and (5) secure discharge upgrades.