·4 million veterans in America are living below the poverty line,
·another 1.4 million living just above it.
·In California, the number below the poverty line is more than 160,000. Many of these are aging and disabled veterans of the Vietnam era.
·More than 35% of post-9/11 vets in L.A. County, do not have employment that provides a sustainable level of income.
·The poverty rate for the youngest veterans, the 18-24 year olds, is 21%.
·25% of L.A. County’s post 9/11 veterans are rent-burdened, which means they spend 30-50% of their incomes on rent.