Homelessness among veterans continues to be an issue nationwide and the VA in Leeds helps find long-term care for eligible veterans.
22News spoke to James Seney, the homeless program manager at the VA of Central Western Massachusetts, on Monday. He told us that the VA in Leeds works closely with veterans to make sure they have a place to live.
Seney said the VA has community collaborations with local vendors to help veterans who are on the streets find safe shelter and that they are helping nearly 250 veterans in central and western Massachusetts find transitional housing.
“What we’re finding through engagement is building trust with them,” Seney explained. “So they are willing to come in and see us and actually take up transitional housing and sheltered housing.”
The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. has declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017.