VA Proposes to End Veteran Homelessness 

Funding is being allotted to housing, legal services, and employment training programs.

The Veterans Administration has announced a number of actions being proposed to reduce homelessness among the nation’s military veterans. 

The department is investing $3.1 billion in communities across the country to help them house people. The VA is also awarding $11.5 million to 79 public and nonprofit organizations that serve veterans through the new Legal Services for Veterans Grant Program. An employment and training program for veterans will receive $58 million. 

A recent White House report showed that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness has fallen since early 2020. 

“In 2022, we set a goal of permanently housing 38,000 veterans by the end of calendar 2022. Through the hard work of the administration, including with our interagency partners, dedicated VA employees, and advocates all over the nation. In fact, we permanently housed more than 40,000 veterans,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough said. “We set the same goal of 38,000 again this year for calendar 2023. And we are on track to meet if not exceed that goal once again.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary McDonough as he pursues the department’s goal to end veteran homelessness.
  • For VA officials as they implement the plans and programs to help veterans gain and retain housing.
  • For U.S. veterans who are living on the streets without shelter.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Hill


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