Oklahoma veteran homelessness, suicide rates were on the rise before pandemic

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Troubling new data shows that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness or committing suicide was on the rise in Oklahoma before 2020.

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness rose 16.1% from 2019 to 2020.

Data from the Oklahoma Department of Veteran’s Affair’s 2018 report shows that suicides increased 36% between 2017 and 2018.

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