Veterans

November 13, 2013

VA announces additional $4.9 million to help eliminate vet homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Nov. 12 that 25 projects in 11 different states will share approximately $4.9 million in grants to provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans this year.
This is in addition to the approximately $300 million in preventive grants awarded earlier this year through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

ìOur local partners have played a vital role in our effort to find, engage, and rescue every homeless Veteran,î said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. ìUntil no Veteran has to sleep on our nationís streets, we still have work to do.î †As a key component of VAís plan to eliminate homelessness among Veterans, VAís Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program funds† community agencies that provide services to homeless Veterans.† The program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination.

On a single night in January 2012, a national count of homeless Veterans totaled 62,619, which was more than 17 percent below the figure for 2009.† As part of President Obamaís and Secretary Shinseki’s plan to eliminate Veteran homelessness in 2015, VA has committed over $1 billion in fiscal year 2014 to strengthen programs that prevent and treat the many issues that can lead to Veteran homelessness.




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