MINNESOTA - A focused effort to reduce homelessness among veterans has led to a significant decline over the past four years.

In 2009, one out of four homeless people was a veteran and today the Department of Veterans Affairs says that number is one in ten.

U-S Senator Al Franken says the Obama administration made it a priority to expand services to veterans to tackle the problem:

Franken co-authored a bi-partisan bill to expand veteran job creation programs but it failed by two votes in September.

This is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.