Fayetteville homeless outreach sees uptick in veteran evictions

Veterans (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — A Fayetteville organization that supports homeless veterans is seeing an uptick in people being evicted from their homes, due to the inability to pay rent.

The non-profit known as Veterans Empowering Veterans (VEV) has been an established resource in the Sandhills region since 2010.

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Renee Elder, the current Chief Executive Officer of the organization, says they’ve had a busy summer.

“This summer, we’ve seen about a 10 percent increase in homeless veterans coming out of the woodworks,” Elder said. She says these men and women have come from far and near, seeking help, food and shelter.

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