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VA Announces $300 Million in New Grants to Help End Veterans’ Homelessness

July 13, 2013 Printable Version   Need Viewer Software? Initiative Targets 120,000 Homeless and At-Risk Vets and Families WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of nearly $300 million in grants that will help approximately 120,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.  The grants have been awarded to 319 community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. “With these grants, we are strengthening our partnership with community non-profits across the country to provide Veterans and their families with hope, a home, and a future,” said Shinseki.  “The work of Supportive Services for Veteran Families program grantees has already helped us prevent and end homelessness among tens of thousands of homeless Veterans and their families, but as long as a single Veteran lives on our streets, we have work to do.” Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program