Homelessness Among U.S. Veterans: Critical Perspectives

ISBN : 9780190695132

Jack Tsai
288 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Dec 2018
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The challenges facing military veterans who return to civilian life in the United States are persistent and well documented. But for all the political outcry and attempts to improve military members' readjustments, veterans of all service eras face formidable obstacles related to mental health, substance abuse, employment, and - most damningly - homelessness. Homelessness Among U.S. Veterans synthesizes the new glut of research on veteran homelessness - geographic trends, root causes, effective and ineffective interventions to mitigate it - in a format that provides a needed reference as this public health fight continues to be fought. Codifying the data and research from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) campaign to end veteran homelessness, psychologist Jack Tsai links disparate lines of research to produce an advanced and elegant resource on a defining social issue of our time.


Philip Mangano
1. Introduction and History of Veteran Homelessness
Jack Tsai
2. Epidemiology of Homelessness Among Veterans
Emily Brignone, Jamison Fargo, and Dennis Culhane
3. Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Among Homeless Veterans
Sonya Gabrielian, Ashton Gores, Lillian Gelberg, and Jack Tsai
4. Primary Care for Homeless Veterans
Thomas P. O'Toole
5. Supported Housing: Twenty-Five Years of the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs (HUD-VAS) Program
Maria O'Connell and Robert A. Rosenheck
6. Criminal Justice Issues among Homeless Veterans
Jessica Blue-Howells, Christine Timko, Sean Clark, and Andrea K. Finlay
7. Homelessness and Money Management in Military Veterans
Eric Elbogen
8. Unique Considerations for Homeless Female Veterans
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, Thomas H. Byrne, and Melissa E. Dichter
9. Homeless Risk among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
Steve Metraux and R. Tyson Smith
10. Aging and Mortality in Homeless Veterans
John A. Schinka and Thomas H. Byrne
11. Homeless Veterans and Use of Information Technology
Keith McInnes and Sarah L. Cutrona

About the author: 

Jack Tsai, Ph.D., is a VA clinical provider, associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University, and a leading researcher on homelessness. Dr. Tsai has focused on addressing veteran homelessness for over a decade. He has worked closely with colleagues at the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans to understand and develop innovative approaches to veteran homelessness.

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