Facts & Myths

VETERAN FACTS
  1. 21 Million Veterans in USA
  2. Over 500,000 unemployed in USA
  3. 2016 census there are 3.9 million Disabled Veterans in USA
  4. 1 Million temporary retired military veterans
  5. Estimated 700 homeless veterans in Orlando area
  6. 1,533,306 VETERANS IN FLORIDA
  7. Estimated 300,000 veterans in Puerto Rico
  8. Cannot qualify for a VA home loan if you do not have a permanent address or if you are unemployed.
 
  MYTHS OF VETERAN HOMELESSNESS
  1. HOMELESS DISABLED VETERANS ARENT TRYING/ ASSUMTION HOMELESS PEOPLE DO NOTHING ALL DAY LONG
  2. BEING HOMELESS IS THE EASY WHY OUT OF LIFE, NOT WORKING?
  3. HOMELESSNESS FOR VETERANS IS A CHOICE
  4. HOMELESS VETERANS ARE UNEDUCATED
  5. HOMELESS VETERANS ARE MOSTLY HISPANIC OR COLORED
  6. VETERANS HOMELESS IS A CITY PROBLEM NOT STATE
  7. THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO HELP ALL HOMELESS VETERANS
  8. A VETERANS CHANCES OF BECOMING HOMELESS IS SLIME
  9. HOMELESS VETERANS ALL QUALIFY FOR CITY SHELTER
  10. HOMELESS VETERANS QUALIFY FOR FOOD STAMPS, SECTION 8 HOUSEING
  11. VETERANS ARE HOMELESS BECAUSE THEY HAVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS
  12. HOMELESS VETERANS ONLY WANT MONEY
  13. HOMELESS VETERANS ONT WANT TO WORK
MYTHS OF VETERAN UNEMPLOYED DISABLED VETERANS
  1. DISABLED VETERANS GET PRIORITY WHEN APPLYING FOR EMPLOYMENT
  2. EMPLOY FLORIDA CAREER SOURCE FINDS VETERANS JOBS?
  3. DISABLED VETERANS QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
  4. UNEMPLOYED VETERANS QUALIFY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AID FROM GOVERNMENT
  5. VOC-REHAB ACCEPTS ALL DISABLED VETERANS.
MYTHS OF DISABLED VETERANS PTSD
  1. PTSD EFFECTS SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY
  2. AFTER ENOUGH TIME PASSES PTSD WILL GO AWAY, NO LONGER AT RISK
  3. ONLY INFANTRY MEN EXPERIENCE PTSD
  4. PTSD IS A SYMPTOM OF MENTAL WEAKNESS
  5. PTSD DOESN’T EXSIST