Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Arkansas Senator John Boozman introduced a bill to renew several federal homeless veteran programs for the next fiscal year through 2020. The bill, known as the Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018, would renew seven US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and US Department of Labor programs that provide services to homeless veterans and their families. These programs will begin to expire on Sept. 30 without Congressional action. The seven programs that might expire are: (1) Healthcare for Homeless Veterans, (2) Grants and Per Diem Homeless Veterans With Special Needs, (3) Supportive Service for Veterans Families, (4) Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, (5) Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Children Reintegration Program, (6) Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program, and (7) Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.
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