Housing for Homeless Veterans through VA’s Enhanced-Use Lease Program (interactive graphics)

GAO graphics iconApproximately 39,000 U.S. veterans were homeless as of January 2016 due to factors such as mental health issues and substance abuse. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ enhanced-use lease program turns unused federal buildings into affordable housing for homeless veterans.

This housing comes with crucial supportive services, including access to medical care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and assistance with transportation.

The Department of Veterans Affairs' 70 Enhanced-Use Leases, as of September 2016

Our recent interactive graphics shows each state’s homeless veteran population, as well as the current and future location and status of enhanced-use leasing units. To interact with these graphics, visit the full report page.


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