“State and Local Officials Vow to End Homelessness Among Veterans” (By Emmarie Huetteman, New York Times, June 4, 2014)

Homeless, Not Helpless

State and Local Officials Vow to End Homelessness Among Veterans (By Emmarie Huetteman, New York Times, June 4, 2014)

Click on the link above to read a well-written New York Times article about the Obama Administration’s renewed efforts to combat chronic homelessness among veterans, announced on June 4, 2014, in light of the Veteran’s Health Administration debacle.  The Obama Administration has repeatedly stated that its goal is to end chronic homelessness for veterans completely and entirely (as if this goal is possible or even desirable for all veterans experiencing homelessness), citing the cities of Phoenix and Salt Lake City as exemplars in this fight.  This announcement comes on the heels of controversial discussions about poor health care and service in the VA system, which leads me to question the political motives behind the announcement.  People experiencing homelessness (especially homeless veterans and chronically homeless individuals) are only discussed in the political arena when…

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Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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