Arlington County has ended veteran homelessness, hitting the county's goal for the start of 2016.
“It's just what I needed. They answered my prayers so I couldn’t ask for no more,” said 65-year-old Ricky Andrews as he turned the key to his new apartment. Andrews finally has a roof over his head after being homeless for five years.
Andrews is an Army veteran and says his service in Korea that taught him how to survive on the streets, sleeping where ever he could find a dry place.
“I'd go to abandoned building, or some porch or a condemned building of something like that. Even cardboard boxes,” Andrews said.
He also would try to find a car to sleep in or would settle for stretching out underneath a truck to keep dry.
He knows exactly what landed him there.