Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald announced a concentrated 30-day effort by VA staff and partners to house as many homeless Veterans in their communities as possible
Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Mark Takano (D- California), introduced HR 245, the Veterans’ Education Equity Act. This bipartisan bill fixes a discrepancy in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently determines Post-9/11 GI Bill housing payments for student veterans that prevents some veterans from receiving a fair housing payment.
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) introduced the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act of 2016. This legislation would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements with third parties to provide pro bono legal services to homeless and at-risk Veterans across the country. A recent study by the VA found that at least five out of the top 10 problems leading to homelessness among Veterans cannot be solved without legal help.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Representative Ted Lieu (all D-Calif.) today called on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to facilitate housing for homeless and disadvantaged veterans at the West Los Angeles VA campus
Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) announced that Volunteers of America – Los Angeles (VOALA), People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), and New Directions, Inc. received $1.8 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans in Los Angeles overcome homelessness and secure employment
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and 17 original cosponsors introduced theAdvocating for Homeless Veterans Act to reauthorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans through December 31, 2020. The Advisory Committee was created in 2001 by then-House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ) to review the VA’s efforts to serve homeless veterans and provide the Department with recommendations.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today applauded the opening of Building 209, which will provide housing for homeless veterans at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Campus. Feinstein has worked closely with the Department of Veterans of Affairs to complete the project
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced plans for a new 101-unit project to provide housing for 50 formerly homeless veterans and 50 low-income families at 1150 Third Street in Mission Bay and an onsite manager unit. The project will be built on land dedicated to the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) for affordable housing and is supported with an initial $5 million in private contributions from technology and business leaders marshalled by the San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology & Innovation (sf.citi).
CONGRESSMAN LIEU COMMENDS THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR HOSTING A HOMELESS VETERANS TOWN...
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) expressed his thanks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for hosting a community-wide Homeless Veteran Town Hall. The Town Hall was held in the Wadsworth Theater located on the West LA VA campus. It was well attended by veterans, community members, providers and interested parties. The Town Hall focused on the steps the VA has taken during the first 100 days since the release of “Veterans Homelessness Strategy and Action Plan for Greater Los Angeles: Key Strategies.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Veterans transitioning from homelessness back to the community now have a new resource in the Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles with 84 transitional beds opening through a partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VA-GLA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky today announced that Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki has made a commitment to fund and support an array of services to help homeless veterans in Los Angeles starting in the next month
Washington, DC - July 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) today announced a $238,000 federal grant that will provide Sonoma County veterans with job training, job placement, housing and other services. The grant, provided through the Department of Labor (DOL), will be awarded to Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. in Santa Rosa. The grants were awarded through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)
Washington, DC - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Jim Costa urged the U.S. Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs to prioritize Merced County in their consideration for grants to support homeless veterans. The Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program provides local housing authorities with critical funds to provide permanent supportive housing, case management, and rental assistance. The Merced County 2013 Homeless Count and Survey released in May stated that of 26 of Merced’s 372 homeless individuals were veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Are you a veteran making between $45,000 and $83,650 a year combined family income and dream of owning your own home? Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley, the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate for North Los Angeles County, in collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs, is building homes for veterans in Sylmar and Santa Clarita. The project in Santa Clarita will consist of an 87-home community and the one in Sylmar will be a 12-home community. These green affordable homes are made available to low to very-low income veterans, their families, and families of the fallen.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The new budget recently passed by the Legislature and sent to the Governor includes funding for opening of the new Veterans Homes in Redding and Fresno. In preparation, the California Department of Veterans Affairs has been hiring staff and is now ready to take the first applications for members at the new facilities. The Assistant Administrators for the Veterans Home of California Fresno and Redding and staff will be mailing out the applications this week
Congresswoman Matsui Announces over $350,000 in Federal Funding to Help House Homeless Veterans in...
SACRAMENTO, CA - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) today announced that Sacramento County will receive $368,568 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program. This funding will make 50 housing vouchers available to local homeless veterans through the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - December 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected a contractor to seismically upgrade and renovate Building 209 on the north end of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS), West Los Angeles campus. The contract was awarded today to Westport Construction Company in Arcadia, CA. This project will create approximately 190 construction jobs. Construction is scheduled to be completed in spring 2014
Washington, D.C. - September 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today passed the companion legislation to Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s bipartisan H.R. 4287 that updates the definition of “homeless veteran” to include those fleeing domestic violence.
Washington, DC - August 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the “Honoring America’s...
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