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VA Announces $36 Million in Grants for Homeless Programs

September 23, 2008

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WASHINGTON – Homeless veterans in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will get more assistance, thanks to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants providing $36.7 million to community groups to create 1,526 beds for homeless veterans this year.

“These grants provide a helping hand to veterans who have served our nation in uniform,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake. "Our partnerships with community-based organizations provide safe, temporary housing while these veterans return to productive lives.”

VA has identified public and community non-profit groups eligible to receive payments for housing and supportive services to homeless veterans, including 49 grants for vans that will transport homeless veterans to health care and training programs.

The grants are part of VA’s continuing efforts to reduce homelessness among veterans.  VA has the largest integrated network of homeless assistance programs in the country.  In many cities and rural areas, VA social workers and other clinicians working with community and faith-based partners conduct extensive outreach programs, clinical assessments, medical treatments, alcohol and drug abuse counseling and employment assistance.

VA’s Grant and Per Diem program helped reduce the number of veterans who are homeless on a typical night last year by 21 percent to about 154,000 veterans.  VA also provides health care to about 100,000 homeless veterans, compensation and assistance in obtaining foreclosed homes and excess federal property, including clothes, footwear, blankets and other items.

More information about VA’s homeless programs is available on the Internet at http://www.va.gov/homeless.  

Grant recipients are listed below.

Recipients of VA Grants for Homeless Veterans

State

City

Recipients

Amount

Program

Ala.

Huntsville

Volunteers of America, N. America

$514,475

50 beds

Ariz. 

Tucson

Comin’ Home

$18,686

One van

 

Tucson

Old Pueblo Community Foundation

$270,000

12 beds

Calif.

Bakersfield

Calif. Veterans Assistance Foundation

$19,500

One van

 

Desert Hot Springs

Help for Future Leaders

$8,872

One van

 

Dixon

Fairfield-Suison Community Action Council

$332,150

12 beds, one van

 

Fresno

WestCare Calif.

$338,650

20 beds, one van

 

Stockton

Dignity’s Alcove

$377,793

Renovation, van 20 beds

 

Los Angeles

New Directions

$61,425

Renovation, six beds

 

Modesto

Salvation Army, Calif. Corp

$250,250

Renovation, 20 beds

 

Los Angeles

Volunteers of America, Los Angeles

$317,450

25 beds for frail elderly

 

San Bernardino

Salvation Army, Calif. Corp

$150,000

New construct, five beds

 

Whittier

Salvation Army, Calif. Corp

$150,000

New construct, four beds

Colo.

Greeley

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Denver

$384,709

New construct, 13 beds, one van

Conn.

Danbury

Non-Profit Development Corp of Danbury

$262,925

Renovation, six beds

 

East Hartford

Community Renewal Team

$363,590

Renovation, 12 beds

D.C.

Washington

All Faith Consortium

$22,425

One van

Fla.

Cocoa

Volunteers of America of Florida

$18,252

One van

 

Ft. Lauderdale

Keystone Halls

$260,650

25 beds, one van

 

Gainesville

Alachua County Housing Authority

$1,995,500

New bldg, 112 beds

 

Key West

Volunteers of America of Florida

$18,252

One van

 

Kissimmee

Transition House

$18,850

One van

 

Orlando

Center for Drug Free Living

$997,977

32 beds

 

Miami

Volunteers of America of Florida

$18,252

One van

 

Tallahassee

Volunteers of America of Florida

$1,021,900

New bldg, 52 beds

 

Tallahassee

Volunteers of America of Florida

$18,252

One van

 

Tampa

Tampa Crossroads

$343,499

Renovation, 16 beds, one van

Iowa

Des Moines

180 Degrees

$64,665

Renovation, 9 beds

Ill.

Joliet

Family & Friends Day Center

$283,729

New bldg, 20 beds, one van

 

Springfield

Fifth Street Renaissance

$546,00

New bldg, 15 beds

Ind.

Fort Wayne

Volunteers of American of Indiana

$11.989

One van

 

Indianapolis

HealthNet

$14,146

One van

Kan.

Summerfield

Care Center of Good Shepherd

$21,519

One van

La.

Shreveport

Volunteers of American of N. Louisiana

$1,009,069

New bldg, 56 beds

Mass.

Boston

Volunteers of America of Massachusetts

$63,729

Renovation, 16 beds

 

Brockton

Father Bill’s & MainSpring

$400,00

New construct, 15 beds

 

Gardner

Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center

$14,755

One van

 

Leeds, Pittsfield

United Veterans of America, Solder On

$34,798

One van

 

Lynn

Volunteers of America of Massachusetts

$1,107,517

Renovation, 20 beds

 

Shrewbury

Massachusetts Veterans

$1,503,055

New bldg, 30 beds

Maine

Saco

Volunteers of America, Northern New England

$17,875

One van

Md.

TBD

Arundel House of Hope

$341,250

New bldg, 6 beds, one van

 

Baltimore

Baltimore Station

$1,326,468

New bldg, 40 beds

 

Hagerstown

Way Station

$1,600,000

New bldg, 27 beds

Mich.

Detroit

Salvation Army

$800,000

New bldg, 38 beds

 

Detroit

Volunteers of America of Michigan

$1,531,734

New bldg, 60 beds

Mo.

St. Louis

2nd Genesis Group Home & Community Center

$176,459

Renovation, 30 beds, one van 

Mont.

Billings

Volunteers of America, Wyoming & Montana

$1,320,540

New bldg, 20 beds, one van

 

Crow Agency

Crow Tribe

$765,390

New bldg, 20 beds, one van

 

Missoula

Missoula Housing Authority

$14,745

One van

Neb.

Omaha

Christian Worship Center

$1,891,905

New bldg, 26 beds

N.H.

Nashua

Harbor Homes

$26,942

One van

 

Nashua, Manchester

Harbor Homes

$1,200,000

New construct, 40 beds

 

Nashua, Manchester

Harbor Homes

$26,942

One van

N.J.

Bernards Township

Community Hope

$21,044

One van

 

Camden

Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley

$914,550

Renovation, 28 beds

 

East Orange

Restoration Outreach Christian Kare Center

$926,250

New bldg, 40 beds

N.M.

Albuquerque

Metropolitan Homelessness Project

$32,500

One van

N.Y.

Brooklyn

Doe Fund

$23,976

One van

 

Long Island City

City of New York

$1,090,500

Renovation, 226 beds, one van

 

Rochester

Veterans Outreach Center

$15,264

One van

N.C.

High Point

Caring Services

$19,505

One van

 

Ridgecrest

First at Blue Ridge

$21,434

One van

Ohio

Cleveland

Hitchcock Center for Women

$1,973

Renovation, 3 beds

 

Kent

Family and Community Services

$25,917

One van

Penn.

Coatesville

Fresh Start Foundation

$21,840

One van

 

Harrisburg

Shalom House

$194,987

New bldg, eight beds

Puerto Rico

Hormingas 

Veteran Homestead

$20,625

One van

R.I.

Providence

Operation Stand Down, Rhode Island

$300,300

New bldg, six beds, one van

S.C.

Alcolu

Have Faith Community Development 

$282,637

New construct, 14 beds, one van

 

Charleston

Crisis Ministries

$166,910

Renovation, 10 beds

 

Columbia

Providence Home

$78,033

New construct, 11 beds

 

North Charleston

Good Neighbor Center

$542,100

Renovation, 14 beds, one van

 

North Charleston

Chesapeake Health Education Program

$422,500

New bldg, 20 beds

Tenn.

Clarksville

Buffalo Valley

$19,937

Renovation, six beds

 

Nashville

Campus for Human Development

$487,460

New bldg, 25 beds

 

Nashville

Next Stage

$332,800

Renovation, 25 beds

Texas

Ft. Worth

Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County

$600,000

Renovation, 30 beds

Utah

Ogden

Homeless Veterans Fellowship

$113,607

New bldg, eight beds

Va.

Newport News

Malachi House International

$201,500

New bldg, 10 beds

Vt.

Burlington

Committee on Temporary Shelter

$1,240,000

New bldg, 20 beds

 

Northfield

Veterans’ Place

771,174

Renovation, 26 beds, one van

 

White River Junction.

Massachusetts Veterans

$442,000

New bldg, 10 beds, one van

Wash.

Renton

Compass Center

$2,000,000

New bldg, 36 beds

 

Spokane

Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

$24,700

Renovation, six beds

Wisc.

Madison

Porchlight

$240,630

Renovation, 22 beds

 

Tomah

Veterans Assistance Foundation

$35,100

Two vans

Wy.

Sheridan

Volunteers of America, Wyoming and Montana

$636,637

New bldg, 10 beds, one van

 

 

 

 

 

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