VA Announces $300 Million in Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness
August 11, 2014
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 Veterans and their families who are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of it. The grants, issued under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, will be distributed to 301 community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Under the terms of the grants, service providers will offer Veterans and their family members outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and assistance in receiving other public benefits. Community-based groups can offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of Veterans for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs.