Homeless Veterans

White House Outlines Improved GI Bill Protections

President Obama arrives to deliver the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Class of 2014, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House officials on Tuesday outlined a range of reforms for the Veterans Affairs Department to include enhanced protections for GI Bill education benefits and a renewed push to end veterans' homelessness. President Obama was expected to announce the proposals, which combine new and old initiatives, with most requiring the approval of Con... more

Once Homeless, Reservist Recognized for Helping Female Vets Find Homes

Jaspen Boothe from final salute

In August 2005, Jaspen Boothe was an Army truck driver completing training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in preparation of a deployment to Iraq when Hurricane Katrina struck. As she watched on television, the costliest natural disaster and one of the deadliest in U.S. history leveled much of New Orleans, including her home. A month later... more

Help for Homeless Veterans

Nearly 50,000 veterans in the United States are in search of a place to sleep every night. They are homeless and have little food to eat. That's why the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a hotline for anyone in need or at risk of being in need. The hotline number is 1(877) 4AID-VET. Learn more on the Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center w... more

Dept. of Labor Grants to Train Previously Incarcerated Veterans

The Department of Labor Offers Employment Programs for Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON — Supporting the president's goal to eliminate homelessness among U.S. military veterans, the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced the award of $1.5 million in grants to help once-incarcerated veterans considered "at risk" of becoming homeless. In all, seven grants will serve more than 6... more

VA Awards Local Grants to Prevent and End Homelessness

Sleeping on the floor.

WASHINGTON – Thousands of very low-income Veteran families around the nation, who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing, will continue to have access to crucial services with the renewal of approximately $300 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. SSVF renewal funding, which s... more

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