PUBLIC NOW --- For veterans at risk of homelessness, the tipping point can be as trivial as a jaywalking ticket.
Too often, a veteran can't afford to pay the fee for that ticket, and then can't get to court to explain the circumstances - perhaps because of a lack of access to public transportation, an inability to miss a day of work or crippling depression. Late-payment fines are tacked on to the original fine. A court warrant, a revoked driver's license and a ruined credit history follow.
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