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VA To Give $1 Billion To Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans

The Department of VA is offering $1 Billion to prevent and end homelessness among veterans and is also providing supportive services. 

 

September 7, 2023

The Department of Veteran Affairs is giving more than $1 Billion in grants to help veterans experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Department of VA also announced that it has managed to house 26,470 veterans which in turn placed the Biden-Harris administration on track to exceed its goal of helping 38000 veterans move from streets into homes. 

VA is awarding 256 grants totaling around $799 Million to community organizations rapidly helping rehouse veterans and their families under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. VA is also preventing the imminent loss of veteran homes and identifying suitable housing situations for veterans and their families. 

VA is awarding 454 grants totaling $257 Million via the grant per diem program (GPD). The grant will be provided to community organizations to provide veterans with transitional housing and care management such as connections to VA benefits, permanent housing, and community-based services. 

VA helped more than 40,000 veterans exit homelessness and prevented around 17000 veterans from becoming homeless in 2022. Since early 2020, veteran homelessness has gone down by 11% and by 55% since 2010.

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United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. “VA Awards $1 Billion To Prevent And End Veteran Homelessness”. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, September 5, 2023, 

VA Awards $1 Billion to Prevent and End Veteran Homelessness | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

 

Last Updated: September 20, 2021