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Many Women Veterans End Up Homeless



by Lily Casura

We’re sitting in Rosie Palfy’s living room, outside of Cleveland, in a house she’s just been able to purchase after VA finally settled her disability claim, after almost nine years of delays and detours. I’m having her read through the almost 400 comments women veterans left in response to my original survey about housing issues after military service, a survey that was completed in 2015 and has since been analyzed. The comments are a striking collection of profound, succinct appraisals as seen through women veterans’ eyes of the challenges they’ve had with precarious housing or homelessness — problems which appear to plague the women veteran’s community, irrespective of their branch, combat era, or even length of time in the military.

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