The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee delivered its annual update on the state of veteran homelessness Wednesday.
An estimated 278 veterans became homeless last year in Maine. 192 of them were housed by local organizations.
Data was collected from emergency shelters and community volunteers to create a better understanding of who the homeless are as well as how best to get them back on their feet.
Rob Liscord of Preble Street Veterans Housing Services says Maine has come a long way over the last five years in terms of prioritizing housing homeless vets.