What are we measuring?
This metric tracks the number of homeless veterans in Fulton County as a proportion of all veterans living in the County. The numbers are based on Point-in-Time (PIT) counts provided to HUD by Continuum's of Care (CoC) across the U.S. and includes both sheltered and unsheltered homeless and those who identify themselves as veterans.
How are we doing?
The number of homeless veterans identified in the Point-in-Time counts dropped dramatically between 2013 and 2016. Over the same period, the proportion of the homeless who are veterans fell from 17% to 10.5%. The decline in homeless veterans can probably be attributed to improved economic conditions along with programs designed specifically to eliminate homelessness among Americans who served their country in the active military. Between 2016 and 2018, the number of homeless veterans has remained fairly constant at between 9 and 10 per 1,000 veterans in the County.