Showing posts from February 19, 2015

Serving Those Who Served

Community organizations, including some that are not veteran-specific, are figuring out how best to reach and serve an increasing number of veterans in need. By  Dennis Gaffney  Posted on February 10, 2015 Willie Ledbetter, a veteran who is formerly homeless, has been through Soldier On's program, and now works for Soldier On as the director of outreach and owns a unit in the Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community, Pittsfield, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Soldier On) Jack Downing is president of Soldier On, a nonprofit veterans housing agency that provides 265 transitional beds for veterans in western Massachusetts, making it the largest provider of transitional housing for vets east of the Mississippi River. Downing began providing shelter beds for vets in 2001, but in 2004, as he listened to a soldier about to leave for the war in Iraq, he had an epiphany: Providing only transitional housing for veterans was something he, and the country, should be ashamed of. "

New ESG FAQs Posted

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . New ESG FAQs Posted HUD continues to receive important questions from communities regarding the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program through the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. This week, a new set of seven Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for ESG has been posted. These and other ESG FAQs can be found by visiting the ESG FAQs page on the HUD Exchange. Topics addressed in this set include: Paying for “overhead costs” and fringe benefits with ESG funds   Electronic recordkeeping   Using CSBG funds as match for ESG Program funds   D