Showing posts from December 9, 2014

Obama Administration, HUD, VA Announce $13.5 Million in Homeless Assistance for Veterans

December 9, 2014      ISSUES   |   POLICY   |   SOLUTIONS   |   NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... Obama Administration, HUD, VA Announce $13.5 Million in Homeless Assistance for Veterans The Obama administration and two federal agencies on Monday announced $13.5 million in funding for housing assistance aimed at helping 1,984 homeless veterans. The assistance will come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers coupled with Department of Veterans Affairs case management under the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program. The HUD-VASH program is an essential component of the Obama administration's and VA's ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. It has served nearly 70,000 homeless veterans since 2008. Read the press release

SOAR Voices Blog

December 9, 2014 SOAR Voices Blog New Website Feature! The SOAR TA Center Introduces “SOAR Voices” Blog! The SOAR TA Center is excited to announce a new feature on our website: the SOAR Voices blog! The SOAR Voices blog can be found at the following link: . SOAR Voices is intended to be a collection of stories and experiences from SOAR providers across the nation, and we want your story! We will feature a different post each month by a member of the SOAR community – from Hawaii to Maine. We hope that this blog will spark conversation between the states and strengthen our community. Our first post is by SOAR Project Associate, Matt Canuteson. In this must-read post, Matt relates his experiences receiving benefits, how benefits supported his recovery, and how his recovery has inspired his career in human services. Read his blog post here: