Veteran homelessness in Akron reaches functional zero. Reported by Doug Livingston. Federal officials have recognized the city of Akron and its partners in Summit County for developing a community care system capable of providing a home to every homeless veteran who wants one. Akron has achieved what is called “functional zero,” what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defines as “a well-coordinated and efficient community system that assures homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and no veteran is forced to live on the street.”

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