Move to tackle ex-service homelessness
20 December 2011 Last updated at 14:53 GMT
Ex-service personnel are thought to account for one in 10 of the UK's homeless.
Declaring themselves homeless can be the only way to put a roof over their heads.
One of Scotland's biggest social landlords has tried to change the culture with a pro-military allocations policy.
Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership are believed to be the first organisation to have allocated a proportion of properties specifically for the armed forces.