Federal Budget Ax Hits Homeless Veterans, Spares NASCAR? – TIME. Homelessness is a critical issue among Veterans. 40% return from active service to foreclosures, bill collectors, and personal possessions missing due to evictions. 45% returned disabled, 40% of these have a “loss of limb”. We have to protect them who protect us. (Pictured is a homeless person’s grocery cart and chair are seen during a Veterans Day parade).