Veterans Homelessness: Central Florida Veterans May Benefit From New Housing Grant
In the past 4 years an organization established in Brevard County has been focusing on helping reduce veteran homelessness in the area. Now, because of a $1 million state grant, the National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS) group will be able to expand its mission to serving veterans in Volusia and Orange counties, with hopes to expand even further through Florida in coming years.
Their current program focuses on creating transitional housing for veterans without secure residences. With an estimated 4,500 homeless veterans in Central Florida, the need for this type of support is critical. The grant will be used to increase the number of veterans the housing program can support – hopefully tripling the current residence capacity.
A portion of the grant will also go to support Stand Down, an annual program that provides medical and dental care as well as clothing and other services to homeless veterans in the areas. Another program that will be created with the grant is a search and rescue training program designed to locate veterans who are living in the wooded areas throughout Central Florida.
The NVHS group also helps connect veterans to the services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through their work, many disabled veterans have learned about the disability benefits available to them through the VA and have been given better opportunities to secure stable housing and provide for their needs.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability 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.