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HUD and VA Team up to Find Permanent Homes for 5,200 Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

HUD and VA Team up to find Permanent Homes for 5,200 Veterans Experiencing Homelessness $38 million in HUD-VASH awards announced WASHINGTON - To help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are awarding nearly $38 million to help more than 5,200 homeless veterans find a permanent place to call home. The rental assistance is provided through the  HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program  which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA. View a list of the HUD-VASH allocations from this announcement here .  Since 2008, more than 79,000 vouchers have been awarded and over 111,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program. Rental assistance and supportive services pro

SOAR Webinar: Appeals - Hearing Skills Building

June 8, 2016         SOAR Webinar Appeals: Hearing Skills Building Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 3:00pm (EDT)   This webinar is designed for SOAR practitioners to continue building their "ALJ Hearing Toolbox" for the successful representation of SOAR applicants before SSA's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). We will focus on pre-hearing considerations such as: reviewing key documents in the applicant's Electronic Folder (EF); developing and proving the theory of the case;and learning about key SSA rules,regulations and laws which all SOAR practitioners representing individuals at the hearing level need to know and apply. Intended audience: SOAR practitioners interested in representing SOAR applicants at the hearing level. Presenters: Sarah Anderson, Esq., Senior Attorney, Elder, Health and Disability Law Unit,Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston, MA L

DOL-VETS Announces $36 Million in HVRP Grant Awards

DOL-VETS Announces $36 Million in HVRP Grant Awards Grants to help more than 17,000 veterans overcome homelessness, obtain employment WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the award of $36 million in Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program grants on Wednesday, June 1, at the NCHV Annual Conference. The grants will help an estimated 17,000 veterans successfully transition to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs. The grants will fund a variety of services to assist homeless veterans in their return to the labor force including occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance.  To view a full list of 2016 award recipients, click here .   "Veterans homelessness is a moral outrage and it hurts the economy as well," said the Secretary in his remarks at the