Coming Home: The Housing Crisis and Homelessness Threaten New Veterans
With the economy sinking deeper into recession, most American families are feeling the pinch. But for military families, the financial crisis is hitting even harder. In the best of times, servicemembers experience difficulties coming home from combat. Troops face a job market in which civilian employers rarely understand or appreciate military skills and experience. Veterans may not have the resumewriting, interviewing, and networking skills of their civilian peers. And during deployments, military spouses often struggle to balance their jobs and the responsibilities of being a single parent. These financial hardships have proven to be too much for some Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.