The Department of Veterans Affairs has been putting resources and money toward ending homelessness among veterans for several years, and they’ve achieved some initial success toward this goal. In a count taken on a single night in January 2012, homeless veterans numbered 62,619 across the nation, a reduction of 17% from the census of homeless vets taken in 2009. Now the VA is giving $4.9 million in grants to 25 projects in 11 different states that aim to reduce the number of vets living on the streets by providing them with housing, job training, and counseling.