Advocate says Orlando homeless veterans have found housing

Nearly 1,000 veterans have been housed

ORLANDO, Fla. – Advocates in central Florida say they have nearly ended homelessness for veterans in the region.

A leader with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness said last week that virtually all the region's once-chronically homeless veterans have found housing.

Andrae Bailey says he is filing notice with the federal government that nearly 1,000 veterans have been housed in the past three years.

The federal government will then review the local data to determine if the Orlando area has indeed reached "functional zero" when it comes to homelessness among veterans.

Florida has had some of the highest numbers of homeless veterans in the nation.