Feds delay by 1 year goal for ending chronic homelessness

Feb 2, 2015 6:12 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has pushed back by one year its goal for ending chronic homelessness among the general public. It's maintaining a goal for ending veteran homelessness by the end of this year.

The Obama administration had set a goal of ending homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015 and ending chronic homelessness among the general public by the end of 2016. Officials at a Housing and Urban Development Department briefing Monday said both goals were being pushed back a year, but then corrected that description to say that only the benchmark for chronic homelessness among the public had been delayed.

Veterans Affairs officials say they will push hard to end homelessness among veterans this year, but say the results won't be known until 2016.

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