Virginia provided housing to 1,432 homeless veterans last year, more than double the 620 identified in January as part of an annual one-day count of the homeless. That qualifies Virginia as the first state in the country to effectively end veteran homelessness, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial.
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