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Housing grant for homeless vets


Military.com is reporting that the VA and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, have announced a $75 million grant to provide permanent housing for about 10,000 veterans nationwide. <P> That should be welcome news for veterans. The VA says that at least a third of the country’s homeless population has served in the military at one point or the other. An estimated 154,000 are homeless on any given night, the VA says, and twice that number experience homelessness at some time during the year. Those are scary numbers, and anything the government can do to help is great. <P> As part of the grant, HUD’s Veteran’s Affairs Supporting Housing Program will give local public housing agencies approximately 10,000 rental assistance vouchers specifically to help homeless veterans in their area. <P> New York City and Los Angeles are expected to get the largest number of vouchers, the report says.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 8:00 am by Hema Easley. |
Category: department of veterans affairs, Iraq war veterans, VA, Veterans affairs


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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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