November 18, 2015

How satisfied with services are Pittsburgh-area veterans?

By Phillip Carter

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Journalist(s) Adam Smeltz

Veteran homeless rates in southwestern Pennsylvania appear among the lowest in the country, but fewer than 40 percent of veterans in the area say they’re satisfied with services meant for them, a study released today shows.

The Heinz Endowments commissioned the assessment by the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., which found nearly a third of surveyed veterans reported some unemployment in the last 12 months. Thirty-two percent said they were at least somewhat less financially secure than when they first left active duty.

“Most veterans come home to communities across America, including southwest Pennsylvania, and do quite well,” study co-author Phillip Carter said in a statement. “However, pockets of need exist across the landscape, and it is vital that public, private and philanthropic actors use studies like this one to identify those pockets in order to focus resources and best serve veterans.”

Read the full article at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • Phillip Carter

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing v...