Veterans

Our veterans face multiple issues from PTSD to financial insecurity. Although home ownership and college degrees for veterans rose these past few years, the pandemic has exacerbated existing problems from worsening mental health to unemployment. For veterans of colorwomen, and LGBTQ+ community, the global pandemic is highlighting systemic inequities in veteran support. Pre-COVID in Northern Virginia, the US Census Bureau indicated that out of 199,049 veterans living in the area, 4,688 lived in poverty, 31,431 were disabled, and 26,352 were over the age of 75. To address the inequity in our veterans’ support system, we must: 

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