-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Reporter Query, Austin (TX) Newspaper and PolitiFact Texas
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 09:20:38 -0500 (EST)
From: Dennis Culhane
Reply-To: Dennis Culhane
To: Gardner Selby <wgselby@statesman.com>


I cannot vouch for the 1/3 estimate and am not sure it was ever correct. ...



Dennis Culhane

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6214

Homepage: http://works.bepress.com/dennis_culhane/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gardner Selby" <wgselby@statesman.com>
To: "Dennis Culhane"
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 9:50:21 PM
Subject: Re: Reporter Query, Austin (TX) Newspaper and PolitiFact Texas

Dr. Culhane:

I trust you mean below that 13 percent of all homeless adults are veterans.

How would you peg the share of homeless men who are veterans?

I suspect too that you are familiar with the ratio suggesting that 1-in-3 homeless men are veterans. I was told by a HUD spokesman that this figure comes from a 1999 report, based on 1996 data, that's now outdated. That seem right to you?

Is there a solid way of knowing if the 1-in-3 ratio was ever spot-on correct? If it was, to what would you attribute the drop to 13 percent?

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W. Gardner Selby
Editor, PolitiFact Texas
Austin American-Statesman