The number of homeless veterans has dropped by 47 percent since 2010, recent Department of Housing and Urban Development data show. While several factors contributed to this striking progress, one key one is the tens of thousands of new Housing Choice Vouchers for homeless veterans that policymakers have funded since 2008.
Republican Kelly Ayotte has conceded the race
for her US Senate seat in New Hampshire to Democrat Maggie Hassan,
Ayotte's campaign says, giving Democrats their second pick-up in the
chamber this election cycle.