- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Time is ticking for local officials to identify and house homeless veterans by December of next year.

It’s part of a goal by U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials to end chronic homelessness by 2015.

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust will get together with schools, police departments and nonprofits this week to raise awareness about the goals for ending veteran homelessness. Other events are also planned on Thursday, including a breakfast at the Port of Miami to share an action plan on the issue that was developed by the trust.

The organization estimates there are about 240 veterans living on the streets in Miami-Dade County.

Corrects 2nd paragraph to show meeting at Port of Miami a breakfast gathering about action plan to end veterans’ homelessness and that trust is gathering with other groups to raise awareness of the issue.

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