At Jacksonville Area Legal Aid we understand that veterans and often active military personnel are underserved and neglected members of our society who are often reluctant to seek legal help. We’re here to help promote self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security through various comprehensive and accessible legal services. If you are a veteran (or active military) in need of legal help, please call us today.
- Legal assistance needs rank higher than housing among the top unmet needs of homeless veterans, according to the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.
- Veterans are 8% of the general population, but between 25% and 30% of the homeless population.
- The average cost of a single homeless person on society is $40,000 per year according to the Department. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- The number of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness more than tripled in the last five years. (HUD)