VA Approves Over $28 Million in Grants to End Veterans’ Homelessness
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new funding initiative on September 19th that will help support efforts to end homelessness among veterans.
According to the VA, there were more than 67,000 homeless veterans in theU.S.in 2011 which was a 12 percent decrease from the previous year. This drop is credited to the many programs and organizations that have helped provide housing opportunities to veterans and their families across the nation.
To continue the goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015, the VA has created a $28.4 million fund to distribute grants to 38 projects nationwide. These projects are located in 25 states and theDistrict of Columbia, and many were awarded through the VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program’s “Transition in Place” model.
Homelessness is a matter that, unfortunately, some veterans may face and it may be of serious concern for some disabled veterans. Disabling physical or emotional conditions may prevent some veterans from earning the income necessary to afford adequate housing. Disabled veterans who require specialized medical care may, in some instances, find themselves without a residence to stay safe and healthy while living with a disability.
Those who seek veterans’ disability benefits may be able to access resources they need to acquire safe and permanent housing to meet their medical needs. A veterans’ disability representative can help disabled veterans apply for the benefits to which they are entitled when combat-related injuries cause disabilities affecting life after service.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Floridadisability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.