"When the tour is over and the veteran returns home"
According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, homelessness results when individuals cannot resolve life's basic issues without assistance. Generally, these problems can be grouped into three categories: health issues, economic hardships, and lack of affordable housing. These issues impact all homeless individuals.
However, veterans face additional challenges when trying to overcome these obstacles-prolonged separation from traditional supports such as family and close friend, highly stressful training and occupational demands that can affect their personality, self esteem, and ability to communicate with people in the civilian sector after their separation from military occupational specialties into civilian work force is often problematic.