VA aims to reduce veteran homelessness with its new legal services grants
The VA gives new grants to achieve its target of reducing homelessness in veterans and providing them the much needed legal assistance.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has started taking applications for more than $11 Million in new legal services grants for veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
The funds provided by the VA’s new legal Services for the Veterans grant program will assist in providing representation at the times of landlord-tenant disputes to prevent eviction, assist with court proceedings for child support or custody, get compensation for disability and other benefits, provide criminal defense services such as outstanding warrants, and upgrade characterization of discharges of former members of Armed Forces.
There will be a technical assistance webinar hosted by VA for the applicants in October. 75 eligible organizations will receive grants up to $150,000 out of which, 10% of funding will be used for women veterans.
VA has moved more than 26,500 homeless veterans into permanent housing enabling the agency to fulfill its goal of housing 38,000 in 2022.
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United States Interagency Council On Homelessness. “VA Announces New Legal-Services Grants For Veteran Homelessness”. United States Interagency Council On Homelessness, October 7, 2023,
VA Announces New Legal-Services Grants for Veteran Homelessness | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
Last Updated: September 20, 2021