Veteran crisis: Newest war vets become homeless at alarming rate

Deseret News

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — The house that Jordan Sanford now calls home sits on a barren hilltop near Eagle Mountain, in a secluded, partially developed subdivision. Inside, there are tall ceilings and polished wood floors, and the natural light pours in from the windows. It’s a big improvement from the tent Sanford called home two years ago while deployed in Iraq.

As comfortable as Sanford, 22, feels in his new home, it isn’t his–he shares it with up to eight other war veterans. Otherwise known as the Ark of Eagle Mountain, it is a transitional facility for soldiers who have come home from war only to find themselves without a place to live.

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