Military veterans should return from serving their country to a well-deserved life of comfort, but that’s not always the case. Take U.S. Navy veteran John DeGraff, for example, who spent 11 years homeless in the woods in Boston. But luckily for him, after he appeared on television, he received an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Homelessness is a problem throughout the world. Indeed, according to Yale University, there are an estimated 150 million people worldwide without a place to live. Some people see these victims of circumstance as a nuisance, or don’t notice them at all and they become another part of the scenery. But behind each one is a story, and how they came to be living on the streets might surprise you.
Meanwhile, the exact number of homeless people in the United States is unclear. After all, it is a challenge quantifying solid numbers due to the very nature of not having a fixed abode. However, attempts to document them have been made, including from the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).