The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $418 million last month in grants to more than 260 nonprofit organizations to help low-income veterans and their families access the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Organizations can use the funds to rapidly re-house veterans who experience homelessness and to prevent veterans from becoming homeless. The grants will support SSVF services from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
“As a result of VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program and other housing assistance efforts, veteran homelessness has been cut in half since the launch of 2010’s Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness ,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.
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