Congress must act to bring civil legal aid to every homeless and struggling veteran who needs it in 2018

According to a recent study in Health Affairs, this legal aid improves health outcomes for this vulnerable minority of American veterans. Congress should act quickly to pass the bill so all veterans get the care they deserve.


Margaret Middleton
Fox News
February 1, 2018

Tags: Housing: Homelessness, Veterans

Organizations mentioned/involved: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center


President Trump recently signed an executive order designed to ease military service members’ transition to civilian life, including automatic enrollment to receive Department of Veterans Affairs medical and mental health care. While the executive branch figures out how to implement this plan, another opportunity to help veterans is lying dormant in Congress, awaiting a vote.

That legislation is the bipartisan Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017, which would help local organizations like mine, the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC), to provide civil legal aid to veterans facing homelessness.