Homeless vet population falling, but for how long? – USATODAY.com

WASHINGTON – J.B. Baker, Jr., a former Navy gunner who used to live on the streets, is renting an apartment in South Carolina and getting mental-health treatment — all with the federal government’s help.

The 1991 Gulf War veteran gets a rental voucher from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has received treatment for post traumatic stress disorder at a Veterans Affairs Department facility in Salisbury, N.C., and he lived for awhile at a shelter run by the Alston Wilkes Society, a Columbia-based social service agency that receives VA fundin Story continues here >>>