November 12, 2021
A yearlong study of a group of homeless military veterans in Los Angeles found that few were able to obtain permanent housing over the course of the year despite living near the region's major VA service center.
The project, led by researchers from the nonprofit RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California, found that although the veterans wanted to get off the streets, the housing options available to them frequently did not meet their desire for autonomy, safety, security and privacy. Many study participants lacked confidence about their ability to obtain or retain housing, noting that their past experiences convinced them there were few options and little affordable housing available to veterans. ... read more »