Veterans

The Obama administration says it wants to end veterans homelessness by the end of this year — but it's not going to happen. That's partly because, despite government support, many landlords remain reluctant to rent to homeless individuals.

At the end of October, almost 6,200 homeless military veterans had government vouchers to cover their rent, but they had yet to find landlords willing to accept them. Among those vets is Joseph Coles of Washington, D.C., where you're lucky to get a one-bedroom apartment for less than $1,400 a month.

GONZÁLEZ + SISNEROS STUDIO

Dallas English Learners Score Well On Nation’s Report Card

In Dallas, public schools have a high percentage of students who are learning English and are economically disadvantaged.  Given these challenges, school officials might not have expected these students to do well taking tests for the Nation's Report Card.  But, in fact, they outscored other districts in reading and math.

Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on Thursday, Nov. 12. TWC’s fourth annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills.

San Antonio is Military City USA, and that fact rang loud and clear on The Source Wednesday afternoon. When discussion of the new book "Tattooed On My Soul: Texas Veterans Remember WWII," allowed for listeners to phone in with their family stories of war. A deluge of calls followed.  

From Texas Standard:

Part of the mission at Dress for Success is to help women achieve financial independence. That includes women veterans. A higher percentage of female vets are unemployed than male vets.

"I have an interview this afternoon," Julia Hill says.

 


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