Tally of homeless veterans fell 11%, biggest drop in 5 years

FILE - The Veterans Affairs Department is shown on June 21, 2013, in Washington. The Veterans’ Affairs Department on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, announced three grants to help veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of losing their homes. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

WASHINGTON — The number of veterans in the United States experiencing homelessness dropped by 11% since 2020, the biggest decline in more than five years, the Biden administration reported Thursday.