Life can be difficult for veterans once they leave the services. They have to deal with adjusting to civilian life. They are also faced with having to find new employment and with having to find a place to live. All of these pressures can put a lot of stress on someone who has just become a veteran. This is stress that can continue as civilian life goes on.
Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless Veterans and their families.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) today announced the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. The data revealed a 17-percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January 2015 and January 2016—quadruple the previous year’s annual decline—and a 47-percent decrease since 2010
Just now, the United States Senate passed S.1731, the “Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act” which will protect the eligibility for VA homeless services of homeless veterans with “Other Than Honorable” (OTH) discharges
For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are launching a demonstration program to offer a permanent home and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Program will combine $4 million in rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA to serve approximately 600 Native American Veterans.
Dr. Jacobsen Patient, Cloydia Larimore 1/23/14(DANVILLE, Ill.) – Mercy Housing Lakefront, Danville Housing Authority, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs joined with community members and supporters to celebrate the ground breaking of new permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans.
There is a high prevalence of criminal justice system-involvement among Veterans experiencing homelessness, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-half of all Veterans experiencing homelessness are involved in the justice system. Strategies to end Veteran homelessness must therefore also encompass efforts to address and reduce justice system involvement.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to Housing Instability Among Our Nation’s Veterans, a study released Nov. 12 by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) 1.5 million veteran households suffered from severe housing cost burden in 2011, spending more than 50% of their income on housing. There were also significant disparities among veteran households, with veteran households headed by a racial minority, females, and those with a disability more likely to be cost burdened than their counterparts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that a new national report shows a 24 percent reduction in homelessness among Veterans since 2010.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to Housing Instability Among Our Nation’s Veterans, a report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1.5 million veteran households suffered from severe housing cost burden in 2011, spending more than 50% of their income on housing. There were also significant disparities among veteran households, with veteran households headed by a racial minority, females, and those with a disability more likely to be cost burdened than their counterparts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted to ensure veterans services continue to be funded during the current federal government shutdown. The measure passed by the House of Representatives funds the...
Floresville, TX - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Tuesday, September 24th,Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) presented $826,127 in federal funds to the Frank Tejeda Veterans’ Home in Floresville.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $419,557 in federal grant funding to the State Veterans Home in Scarborough. The ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) today announced the award of 22 grants, totaling more than $5 million, to provide about 1,900 homeless female veterans and veterans with families with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the department’s Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky today announced that Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki has made a commitment to fund a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that Hawaii will be receiving more than $2 million in grant awards from the U.S. Department of ...
TUCSON - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today welcomed an announcement that homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will benefit from nearly $3.3 million in grants awarded to three Tucson organizations by the U.S. Dep...
Washington, DC - July 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) today announced a $238,000 federal grant that will provide Sonoma County veterans with job training, job placement, housing and other services. The grant, provided th...