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White House Along With HUD And VA Makes The Largest Investment To Address Veteran Homelessness

White House along with HUD and the Department of Veteran Affairs comes up with a new strategy to combat homelessness among veterans.

August 9, 2023

The new actions to prevent and end veteran homelessness including the largest investment in communities homelessness response systems was announced today by the Biden-Harris administration.

The Notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) will soon be issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nearly $3.1 Million will be provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the CoC program to help communities to address veteran homelessness.

In addition to this, the administration is also providing first-of-its-kind funding for homeless veterans or those at risk of becoming homeless. The Department of Veterans Affairs is providing $11.5 Million via the Veterans Grant Program which provides legal security to the veterans to prevent eviction and provide other public benefits.

The veterans experiencing homelessness are also given employment training to reintegrate into the labor force. The training and employment assistance will be provided to all veterans including women, veterans with childrens and justice involved veterans.

HUD and VA are introducing “Boot Camps” to assist public housing agencies and VA Medical Centers in enhancing their procedures, enabling a faster transition of veterans from homelessness to permanent housing. The initiative aims to provide wraparound supportive services through the HUD-VASH program.

The new investments and actions will not only implement the Biden-Harris administration strategy but also build Biden’s American Rescue Plan which provided the largest investment in ending homelessness and preventing homelessness from increasing during the pandemic.

The Biden-Harris administration hopes to make much more progress toward eliminating veteran homelessness with veteran-specific actions. More than 40,000 veterans escaped homelessness with the help of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to house 38,000 other veterans this year.

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United Nations Interagency Council on Homelessness. “White House Announces New Actions To Address Veteran Homelessness”. USICH, June 29, 2023
White House Announces New Actions to Address Veteran Homelessness | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

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