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Grants for Homeless Veterans

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  • Synopsis: Homeless veterans in 35 states the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will get more assistance thanks to Department of Veterans Affairs - Published: 2008-09-23 (Rev. 2015-03-13). For further information pertaining to this article contact: Department of Veterans Affairs at VA.

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"VA's Grant and Per Diem program helped reduce the number of veterans who are homeless on a typical night last year by 21 percent to about 154,000 veterans."

Homeless veterans in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will get more assistance, thanks to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants providing $36.7 million to community groups to create 1,526 beds for homeless veterans this year.

"These grants provide a helping hand to veterans who have served our nation in uniform," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake. "Our partnerships with community-based organizations provide safe, temporary housing while these veterans return to productive lives."

VA has identified public and community non-profit groups eligible to receive payments for housing and supportive services to homeless veterans, including 49 grants for vans that will transport homeless veterans to health care and training programs.

The grants are part of VA's continuing efforts to reduce homelessness among veterans.

VA has the largest integrated network of homeless assistance programs in the country. In many cities and rural areas, VA social workers and other clinicians working with community and faith-based partners conduct extensive outreach programs, clinical assessments, medical treatments, alcohol and drug abuse counseling and employment assistance.

VA's Grant and Per Diem program helped reduce the number of veterans who are homeless on a typical night last year by 21 percent to about 154,000 veterans. VA also provides health care to about 100,000 homeless veterans, compensation and assistance in obtaining foreclosed homes and excess federal property, including clothes, footwear, blankets and other items.

Recipients of VA Grants for Homeless Veterans

StateCityRecipientsAmountProgram
Ala.HuntsvilleVolunteers of America, N. America$514,47550 beds
Ariz.TucsonComin' Home$18,686One van
TucsonOld Pueblo Community Foundation$270,00012 beds
Calif.BakersfieldCalif. Veterans Assistance Foundation$19,500One van
Desert Hot SpringsHelp for Future Leaders$8,872One van
DixonFairfield-Suison Community Action Council$332,15012 beds, one van
FresnoWestCare Calif.$338,65020 beds, one van
StocktonDignity's Alcove$377.793Renovation, van 20 beds
Los AngelesNew Directions$61,425Renovation, six beds
ModestoSalvation Army, Calif. Corp$250,250Renovation, 20 beds
Los AngelesVolunteers of America, Los Angeles$317,45025 beds for frail elderly
San BernadinoSalvation Army, Calif. Corp$150,0000New construct, five beds
WhittierSalvation Army, Calif. Corp$150,000New construct, four beds
Colo.GreeleyCatholic Charities, Diocese of Denver$384,709New construct, 13 beds, one van
Conn.DanburyNon-Profit Development Corp of Danbury$262,925Renovation, six beds
East HartfordCommunity Renewal Team$363,590Renovation, 12 beds
D.C.WashingtonAll Faith Consortium$22,425One van
Fla.CocoaVolunteers of America of Florida$18,252One van
Ft. LauderdaleKeystone Halls$260,65025 beds, one van
GainesvilleAlachua County Housing Authority$1,995,500New bldg, 112 beds
Key WestVolunteers of America of Florida$18,252One van
KissimmeeTransition House$18,850One van
OrlandoCenter for Drug Free Living$997,97732 beds
MiamiVolunteers of America of Florida$18,252One van
TallahasseeVolunteers of America of Florida$1,021,900New bldg, 52 beds
TallahasseeVolunteers of America of Florida$18,252One van
TampaTampa Crossroads$343,499Renovation, 16 beds, one van
IowaDes Moines180 Degrees$64,665Renovation, 9 beds
Ill.JolietFamily & Friends Day Center$283,729New bldg, 20 beds, one van
SpringfieldFifth Street Renaissance$546,00New bldg, 15 beds
Ind.Fort WayneVolunteers of American of Indiana$11.989One van
IndianapolisHealthNet$14,146One van
Kan.SummerfieldCare Center of Good Shepherd$21,519One van
La.ShreveportVolunteers of American of N. Louisiana$1,009,069New bldg, 56 beds
Mass.BostonVolunteers of America of Massachusetts$63,729Renovation, 16 beds
BrocktonFather Bill's & MainSpring$400,00New construct, 15 beds
GardnerMontachusett Veterans Outreach Center$14,755One van
Leeds, PittsfieldUnited Veterans of America, Solder On$34,798One van
LynnVolunteers of America of Massachusetts$1,107,517Renovation, 20 beds
ShrewburyMassachusetts Veterans$1,503,055New bldg, 30 beds
MaineSacoVolunteers of America, Northern New England$17,875One van
Md.TBDArundel House of Hope$341,250New bldg, 6 beds, one van
BaltimoreBaltimore Station$1,326,468New bldg, 40 beds
HagerstownWay Station$1,600,000New bldg, 27 beds
Mich.DetroitSalvation Army$800,000New bldg, 38 beds
DetroitVolunteers of America of Michigan$1,531,734New bldg, 60 beds
Mo.St. Louis2nd Genesis Group Home & Community Center$176,459Renovation, 30 beds, one van
Mont.BillingsVolunteers of America, Wyoming & Montana$1,320,540New bldg, 20 beds, one van
Crow AgencyCrow Tribe$765,390New bldg, 20 beds, one van
MissoulaMissoula Housing Authority$14,745One van
Neb.OmahaChristian Worship Center$1,891,905New bldg, 26 beds
N.H.NashuaHarbor Homes$26,942One van
Nashua, ManchesterHarbor Homes$1,200,000New construct, 40 beds
Nashua, ManchesterHarbor Homes$26,942One van
N.J.Bernards TownshipCommunity Hope$21,044One van
CamdenVolunteers of America, Delaware Valley$914,550Renovation, 28 beds
East OrangeRestoration Outreach Christian Kare Center$926,250New bldg, 40 beds
N.M.AlbuquerqueMetropolitan Homelessness Project$32,500One van
N.Y.BrooklynDoe Fund$23,976One van
Long Island CityCity of New York$1,090,500Renovation, 226 beds, one van
RochesterVeterans Outreach Center$15,264One van
N.C.High PointCaring Services$19,505One van
RidgecrestFirst at Blue Ridge$21,434One van
OhioClevelandHitchcock Center for Women$1,973Renovation, 3 beds
KentFamily and Community Services$25,917One van
Penn.CoatesvilleFresh Start Foundation$21,840One van
HarrisburgShalom House$194,987New bldg, eight beds
Puerto RicoHormingasVeteran Homestead$20,625One van
R.I.ProvidenceOperation Stand Down, Rhode Island$300,300New bldg, six beds, one van
S.C.AlcoluHave Faith Community Development$282,637New construct, 14 beds, one van
CharlestonCrisis Ministries$166,910Renovation, 10 beds
ColumbiaProvidence Home$78,033New construct, 11 beds
North CharlestonGood Neighbor Center$542,100Renovation, 14 beds, one van
North CharlestonChesapeake Health Education Program$422,500New bldg, 20 beds
Tenn.ClarksvilleBuffalo Valley$19,937Renovation, six beds
NashvilleCampus for Human Development$487,460New bldg, 25 beds
NashvilleNext Stage$332,800Renovation, 25 beds
TexasFt. WorthMental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County$600,000Renovation, 30 beds
UtahOgdenHomeless Veterans Fellowship$113,607New bldg, eight beds
Va.Newport NewsMalachi House International$201,500New bldg, 10 beds
Vt.BurlingtonCommittee on Temporary Shelter$1,240,000New bldg, 20 beds
NorthfieldVeterans' Place771,174Renovation, 26 beds, one van
White River Junction.Massachusetts Veterans$442,000New bldg, 10 beds, one van
Wash.RentonCompass Center$2,000,000New bldg, 36 beds
SpokaneVolunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho$24,700Renovation, six beds
Wisc.MadisonPorchlight$240,630Renovation, 22 beds
TomahVeterans Assistance Foundation$35,100Two vans
Wy.SheridanVolunteers of America, Wyoming and Montana$636,637New bldg, 10 beds, one van







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