On any given night, approximately 1,500 veterans within the Commonwealth are homeless; this number is 1,500 too many. It is simply unacceptable for any veteran to be without a home after pledging to serve our country and protect our freedom. That’s why I sponsored legislation that will provide priority status for veterans in public housing. Under the new legislation, we can ensure that veterans and their families are able to swiftly meet their housing needs, and that they will not be forced to deal with the added stress of living without a home. I am grateful that my colleagues in the General Assembly passed this legislation and it was signed by the Governor.