Prior to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) introduced its November 2016 report on Homelessness in the United States, in 2015 the South Carolina Veterans Affair showed concerned about veterans homelessness in South Carolina. No excuses for former Governor Nikki Haley. With two years left the former Governor traded in South Carolina to extend her political career as an Ambassador.
Just like South Carolina has a continuous domestic abuse problem, South Carolina has a continuous homeless problem. Since 2014 reports to Congress showed South Carolina had the largest percentage in Homeless in the United States.
The Veterans Affairs Trust Fund which is a program ran by the South Carolina Veterans Affair has been used to help unemployed veterans find employment. In 2015 minutes obtain from the S.C. Veterans Affairs it shows there was interest in duplicating methods of the National Wounded Warrior project to stop homelessness.
In 2016 SC VA had a budget of $1,322,044. For 2017-2018 former Governor Nikki Haley proposed a budget cut from $1,322,044 to $1,095,559. Coincidentally with Nikki Haley’s budget cut it would mean also the Confederate Museum gets more money than a program meant to help veterans. Under Nikki Haley’s proposal for 2017-2018 the Confederate Museum funding would increase to $1,260,628 with Veterans Affairs getting a decrease to $1,095,559.
Also the former Governor proposed County Veterans offices would see no increase in funding
Data given to US Congress shows In just one year 2012-2013 South Carolina had the greatest Percentage increase in homelessness out of all states, but Nikki Haley said she creating jobs and Kicking out the Unions
Gov. Nikki Haley won’t tell you – Before the big Flood, Report to Congress shows in 2015 South Carolina had already the largest Percentage increase in Homelessness and one of the top States for few percentage in Shelters
The Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF)