The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded more than $1 billion in grants to help veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness and announced that it permanently housed 26,470 veterans by the end of July, placing the Biden-Harris administration on track to exceed its 2023 goal to help 38,000 veterans move off the streets, out of shelters, and into homes.
Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, VA is awarding 256 grants totaling approximately $799 million to community organizations that help rapidly rehouse veterans and their families; prevent the imminent loss of veterans’ homes; or identify more suitable housing situations for veterans and their families.
Through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program, VA is awarding 454 grants totaling approximately $257 million to community organizations that provide veterans with transitional housing and case management—including connections to VA benefits, community-based services, and permanent housing.
In 2022, VA helped more than 40,000 veterans exit homelessness and prevented more than 17,700 veterans and their families from falling into homelessness. Thanks in part to these efforts, veteran homelessness has fallen by 11% since early 2020 and by more than 55% since 2010.
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