FREEPORT, IL – NOV. 20, 2018: Floyd Prunty, 61, at his home in Freeport, Illinois Nov. 20, 2018. Prunty is an army veteran who served from 77-82 and was helped with housing after a period of homelessness. Despite high crime, low employment rates, and high obesity, Rockford, Illinois has been identified as a gold standard by federal officials in having a functional zero veteran homelessness population. Three states and more than 60 communities have followed Rockford's lead.
CREDIT: Lauren Justice for The Wall Street Journal