Homeless veterans programs get $207 million from VA

Homeless veterans programs get $207 million from VA

The VA has announced 82 grants totaling more than $207 million to local veteran organizations as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to be put toward helping an additional 70,000 at-risk and homeless veterans and their families.

Homeless veterans in the U.S.These grants go to organizations across the U.S., plus Puerto Rico and Guam, and is in addition to the $300 million in grants for homeless veterans awarded in August by the VA.

The VA also announced, in teaming up with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an additional $62 million in vouchers and rental assistance to help 9,000 homeless veterans. You can read more about that here.

The terms of the SSVF grants state that these organizations must offer outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits and assistance in receiving additional benefits to veterans and their family members.

Temporary financial assistance for rent and utility payments, security deposits, and moving costs, can also be provided to veterans through these grant funds, as well as a range of services designed to promote housing stability among eligible and low-income veteran families.

The SSVF program is in its fourth year, and the VA says that nearly 100,000 veterans and their family members have received direct assistance to end a homeless situation or to shore up permanent housing options in the past three years.

The 82 nonprofit agencies and organizations receiving the grants are listed below:

CA Victory Village, Inc. $467,349 Tuolumne, Calavares, Amadore, El Dorado, Mariposa, Alpine
CA HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County (formerly EHC LifeBuilders) $6,000,000 Santa Clara
CA Swords to Plowshares $5,100,000 San Francisco
CA Hamilton Family Center $849,867 San Francisco
CA Swords to Plowshares $3,000,000 Oakland
CA Housing Resource Center of Monterey County $3,000,000 Monterey, San Benito
CA WestCare California $6,000,000 Fresno, Madera
CA Vietnam Veterans of San Diego $3,000,000 San Diego
CA Interfaith Community Services, Inc. $3,000,000 San Diego
CA Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, Inc. $3,000,000 Orange
CA California Veterans Assistance Foundation $3,000,000 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC
CA United States Veterans Initiative $6,000,000 Long Beach
CA United States Veterans Initiative $1,500,000 Riverside
CA LightHouse Treatment Center $1,500,000 Riverside
CA United States Veterans Initiative $1,500,000 San Bernardino
CA Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. $4,899,717 San Luis Obispo
CA Good Samaritan Shelter $1,100,000 San Luis Obispo
CO Volunteers of America Colorado Branch $3,000,000 Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson
CO Denver Options, Inc. (dba Rocky Mountain Human Services) $3,000,000 El Paso
DE, NJ Veterans Multi-Service Center $1,000,000 Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May, New Castle, Kent, Sussex
FL Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville, Inc. $2,000,000 Duval, Clay and Nassau
FL Tampa CrossRoads $3,000,000 Hillsborough
FL Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc. $6,000,000 Pinellas
FL Salvation Army, a Georgia Corporation $3,000,000 Volusia, Flagler
FL Homeless Services Network of Central Florida $6,000,000 Orange, Osceola, Seminole
FL Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition, Inc. $3,000,000 Duval, Clay, Nassau
FL Volunteers of America of Florida $3,000,000 Brevard
FL Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc. $3,000,000 Miami-Dade
GA Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc. $1,000,000 Columbus-Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee, Talbot, Marion, Steward, Webster, Taylor, Macon, Schley, Sumter, Crawford, Peach, Bibb, Houston, Dooly
GA Project Community Connections, Inc. $1,488,000 Atlanta
GA Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (dba Hope Atlanta) $1,512,000 Atlanta
GA Project Community Connections, Inc. $738,000 DeKalb
GA Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (dba Hope Atlanta) $762,000 DeKalb
GU WestCare Pacific Islands, Inc. $700,000 All 19 villages of Guam
HI United States Veterans Initiative $1,500,000 Honolulu
HI Catholic Charities Hawaii $1,500,000 Honolulu
IL Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago $3,000,000 Cook
IN United Way of Central Indiana $3,000,000 Marion
KS reStart, Inc. $1,500,000 Wyandotte
KS Salvation Army, an Illinois Corporation $1,127,757 Wyandotte
KY Volunteers of America of Kentucky $2,971,607 Louisville, Jefferson
MA Vietnam Veterans Workshop (dba New England Center for Homeless Veterans) $3,000,000 Suffolk
MA Veterans, Inc. $3,000,000 Worcester
MA Soldier On, Inc. $3,000,000 Pittsfield, Berkshire
MI Alger Marquette Community Action Board $475,695 Gogebic, Ontanogan, Bararga, Houghten, Kweenaw, Dickinson, Memine, Schoolcraft, Chippewa, Luce, Mackinaw, Delta, Alger, Marquette
MI Volunteers of America Michigan, Inc. $3,000,000 Wayne
MN Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans $3,000,000 Hennepin
MO St. Patrick Center $390,790 Lincon, Warren, St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, St. Francois
MO ReStart, Inc. $1,500,000 Jackson
MS PTEH, Inc. $250,000 Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Copiah, Warren
NC Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Inc. $500,000 Bertie, Edgecomb, Halifax, Hurtford, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Vance, Warren, Washington, Wilson, Pitt, Wayne, Johnston
NC Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina $2,717,329 Buncombe
NC Family Endeavors $3,000,000 Cumberland
NC Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Inc. $1,912,500 Wake
NV United States Veterans Initiative $3,000,000 Clark
NY Services for the UnderServed $6,000,000 New York, Bronx, Queens, Kings, Richmond
NY HELP Social Service Corporation $6,000,000 New York, Bronx, Queens, Kings, Richmond
NY Services for the UnderServed $3,000,000 Nassau, Suffolk
OH Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio $459,067 Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway, Fayette, Ross
OH Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. $1,407,263 Hamilton
OH Talbert House $1,592,737 Hamilton
OH Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio $3,000,000 Cuyahoga
OH Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio $3,000,000 Montgomery
OR St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County $3,000,000 Lane
OR Transition Projects $6,000,000 Multnomah
PA Veterans Multi-Service Center $1,000,000 Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, Union, Centre, Clinton, Cameron, Potter
PA Impact Services Corporation $3,000,000 Philadelphia
PR Casa del Peregrino Aguadilla, Inc. $742,640 South/Southeast Puerto Rico
SC Eastern Carolina Homeless Organization, Inc. $3,000,000 Sumter
TN Centerstone of Tennessee $3,000,000 Davidson
TX Family Endeavors, Inc. $2,000,000 Balance of State, Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant, Wichita Falls/Wise, Palo Pinto, Wichita, Archer, Dalls City & County, Waco/McLennan
TX Front Steps, Inc. $3,000,000 Travis
TX Family Endeavors $3,000,000 Fort Worth, Arlington, Tarrant
TX American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. $3,000,000 El Paso
VA Quin Rivers, Inc. $118,120 King William, King, Queen
WA HopeSource $882,628 Douglas, Grant, Kittlas, Chelan, Okanaogan
WA Community Psychiatric Clinic $3,000,000 King
WA Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest $2,962,562 Spokane
WA Catholic Community Services of Western Washington $1,500,000 Pierce
WA Metropolitan Development Council $1,500,000 Tacoma/Lakewood Pierce
WI Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. $3,000,000 Milwaukee

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

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