The Department of Veterans Affairs helped more than 40,000 homeless veterans find homes in 2022, it announced in a press release. VA had a goal of finding homes for 38,000 veterans.

“There are thousands of formerly homeless veterans who are going to sleep tonight in good, safe, stable homes – and there’s nothing more important than that,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough said. “This is great progress, but it’s just the beginning: we at VA will not rest until the phrase ‘homeless veteran’ is a thing of the past.”

VA staff members worked with the 40,000 veterans to find homes they could rent or own, often with a subsidy. They also worked with some veterans to reunite them with family and friends they could stay with, according to the press release.

DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders