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I cannot vouch for the 1/3 estimate and am not sure it was ever correct. ...
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
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From: "Gardner Selby" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dennis Culhane"
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 9:50:21 PM
Subject: Re: Reporter Query, Austin (TX) Newspaper and PolitiFact Texas
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 I was told by a HUD spokesman that this figure comes from a 1999 report, based on 1996 data, that's now outdated.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?
W. Gardner Selby
Editor, PolitiFact Texas