WASHINGTON, DC – September 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) announced that The Salvation Army and U.S. Veterans Initiative received more than $400,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help homeless veterans with special needs including women, chronically mentally ill, frail elderly, terminally ill, and individuals who have the care of minor dependents.
“We must continue working to keep our promise to our veterans,” said Congressman Becerra. “Today’s funding will help us serve those Angelenos who are among the most vulnerable of our homeless veterans – including women, the elderly, those who are ill and those with children. As His Holiness Pope Francis asked Congress yesterday, let us treat others with the same compassion with which we want to be treated.”
The local funding is part of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the VA’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies across the country that currently provide enhanced services for homeless veterans with special needs. The program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination.