Two years into a campaign to end veterans’ homelessness by 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs reports progress. But challenges remain as tens of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans leave military service.
Nov. 21, 2012 Veteran Ernie Maas, 61, smiles after entering his new one-bedroom apartment in Arlington for the first time. Maas, who served in the Navy during and after the Vietnam War, was homeless for about two years. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo