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Number of homeless veterans in Tucson declining

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Here locally and across the country, the Veterans Administration is working to help homeless veterans get back on their feet.   New numbers just released by the agency show it is making a difference.

The Southern Arizona VA on 6th Ave. has several programs to help the people who have served the U.S. - get the help they need.

Local stats show that the number of homeless veterans has gone down in the last few years.  In 2012 more than 300 veterans were still living on the streets, down from more than 450 just three years ago.  Stats for 2013 will be released later this month. 

The Southern Arizona VA helps these heroes get a place to stay and a job.  Veterans can get housing vouchers so they can pay a discounted rent, as well as job skills and placement services to help them start providing for themselves. 

That is where veterans, who have already been through all of this, help to teach their peers how to overcome those challenges. 

Here are a couple of important numbers to remember – (877)4AID-VET (877-424-3838) and the crisis hotline at 800-273-8255 (press 1).

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