Tomorrow is Veterans Day.

Did you know that 192 veterans were classified as homeless in Mecklenburg County as of Oct. 31?

Of that total, 45 were classified as “chronically homeless,” meaning they’d  been homeless one year or longer, or 4 times in the past three years and are disabled.

County officials have set a goal to reduce the number of homeless veterans by 30% by the end of this year.

The effort involves finding landlords with affordable housing units who are willing to accept rental subsidies from veterans.

For more info, email Community Support Services at

If you know a veteran who needs assistance, call the Veterans Services Office at (704) 336-2102.

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Founder and publisher of Qcitymetro, Glenn has worked at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and The Charlotte Observer.

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