Helping homeless women veterans find transitional housing and supportive services.
It is estimated that there are currently 55,000 homeless women Veterans in the United States on any given day. In December 2011, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported "More than 60 percent of surveyed Grant Per Diem (GPD) programs that serve homeless women veterans did not house children, and most programs that did house children had restrictions on the ages or numbers of children. In our survey, GPD providers cited lack of housing for women with children as a significant barrier to accessing veteran housing. In addition, several noted there were financial disincentives for providers. Limited housing for women and their children puts these families at risk of remaining homeless".
A recent report from the VA inspector general examined veteran housing that receive VA grants found bedrooms and bathrooms without locks, poorly lit hallways and women housed in facilities approved for men only and didn’t have adequate safety precautions.