Over the past five years, the Department of Veterans Affairs says, the number of former service members seeking mental health services has climbed by a third. In response, the agency has boosted funding and tightened standards.
Colorado is receiving some financial help to get homeless veterans off the streets. Housing Authorities across the state were awarded a combined $1,747,469 from U-S Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Nationwide, numbers dropped by 12 percent for the countryâ€™s homeless veterans between 2011 and 2010 according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. On Tuesday Colorado specific numbers were not available.