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VA Announces New Rules Regarding Service Animals in VA Facilitie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing facility access for service animals.

VA Launches Community-Based Employment Service for Homeless Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced a new employment program aimed at helping job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness, and those on the brink of homelessness, gain stable and long-term employment.

VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, Effective Immediately

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a veteran’s place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been published in the Federal Register and is effective immediately.

VA Announces New SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) three-year grants that will help approximately 45,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 24 nonprofit agencies in 15 communities, with $30 million in awards being distributed to the Los Angeles area

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) 3-year grants that will help approximately 45,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 24 non-profit agencies in 15 communities, with $30 million in awards being distributed to the Los Angeles area.

VA Announces Amendment to SSVF NOFA

Under the current Feb. 3, 2015 NOFA, VA is offering up to $300 million to current SSVF grantees seeking funding for their existing, renewable grants. The amendment announced today will expand the pool of potential applicants to include current SSVF grantees with 3-year, non-renewable grants. The overall level of funding available through the amended NOFA remains at $300 million

VA Announces $300 Million in Grants to Community Partners Working to End Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 16, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Building on President Obama’s commitment to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of $300 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and other groups that serve veterans through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The SSVF program assists very low-income veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The $300 million grants are available to current grantees seeking renewals

VA and Community Partners Release West Los Angeles Homeless Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 16, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- On January 28, 2015, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced a historic agreement that dedicates the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving veterans in need. The agreement is an important step forward in carrying out President Obama’s commitment that no veteran should live on the streets, or forego available medical and psychological services.

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $169 Billion VA Budget

WASHINGTON - February 3, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- The President has proposed a $168.8 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in fiscal year 2016. The proposed budget will support VA goals to expand access to timely, high quality health care and benefits, continue the transformation of VA into a Veteran-centric department and end homelessness among Veterans.

Department of Veterans Affairs Reaches Historic Breakthrough Agreement

Los Angeles - February 2, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced an agreement that dedicates the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving veterans in need, and commits the department to design a plan to help end homelessness among veterans in Los Angeles County. The agreement is an important step forward in carrying out President Obama’s commitment that no veteran should live on the streets, or forego necessary medical and psychological services

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 301 community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Releases Housing First Implementation Brief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 16, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The current Administration set a bold and ambitious goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015. To accomplish this mission, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a comprehensive, evidence-based, data- and outcome-driven strategy supported by significant local and federal partnerships and a considerable financial commitment

VA Hosts Forum on Veterans’ Legal Needs

WASHINGTON - April 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today hosted the first national forum for law schools and legal organizations that provide free legal help to Veterans.

VA Mandates Overtime to Increase Production of Compensation Claims Decisions

WASHINGTON, DC - May 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of its ongoing effort to accelerate the elimination of the disability compensation claims backlog, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing today that it is mandating overtime for claims processors in its 56 regional benefits offices. This surge, which will be implemented through the end of fiscal year 2013, will be targeted to eliminating the backlogged status of claims. The additional overtime hours that will be worked during this period will be used to help eliminate the backlog with continued emphasis on high-priority claims for homeless Veterans and those claiming financial hardship, the terminally ill, former Prisoners of War, Medal of Honor recipients, and Veterans filing Fully Developed Claims

VA’s National Director for Homeless Programs Wins Award

WASHINGTON, DC - December 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lisa M. Pape, the national director, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) homeless programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named recipient of the 2012 Knee – Wittman Award for outstanding achievement in health and mental health policy.

VA Also Announces $300 Million to Expand Homeless Prevention Program

WASHINGTON, DC - December 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that a new national report shows that homelessness among Veterans has been reduced by approximately 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012. The decline keeps the Obama Administration on track to meet the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in 2015.

VA Guarantees 20 Millionth Home Loan

WASHINGTON, DC - October 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has guaranteed 20 million home loans since its home loan program was established in 1944 as part of the original GI Bill of Rights for returning World War II Veterans. The 20 millionth loan was guaranteed for a home in Woodbridge, Va., purchased by the surviving spouse of an Iraq War Veteran who passed away in 2010.

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness

WASHINGTON, DC - July 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

VA Announces Partnership to House 10,000 Homeless Veterans in 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - May 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will collaborate with the “100,000 Homes” Campaign and its 117 participating communities to help find permanent housing for 10,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless Veterans this year.

VA Launches “Project REACH” Contest With HUD and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to...

WASHINGTON, DC- March 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new contest today to help the people who help the homeless. It challenges the developer community to create easy, mobile access to resources that the homeless need, when they need it and where they can get it.

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.