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Hawai‘i to Receive $185 Million to Help Homeless Veterans

Posted September 13, 2017, 01:13 PM HST
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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz today, lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs, announced today that Hawai‘i is set to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help homeless veterans.

“No veteran should be homeless,” said Sen. Schatz. “These funds will give struggling veterans access to stable housing and provide them with the services they need to get back on their feet and find a home of their own.”

The VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program will provide approximately $185 million to community agencies in Hawai‘i and across the country, including the U.S. Veterans Initiative at Barbers Point, which serves nearly a thousand veterans.

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The initiative will be eligible to receive reimbursement grant funding to help carry out their mission and provide affordable, long-term housing and supportive care for homeless veterans, who may struggle from a lack of a local support network or steep financial or health challenges.

One out of every six homeless people is a veteran.

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Francis Chong So out of that amount, how much is Hawaii actually getting to help our neglected Homeless Veterans??? Why are there still so many of them out on the streets in the blazing sun and the cold come nightfall??September 14, 2017 09:29am
Carolle Brulee-Wilson Maricar Souza Freda Hart Jan KamaSeptember 14, 2017 12:45pm
Lisa Lum Build homeless shelters on each island to house and feed these people and get them off the streets. Shelters for only men, shelters for only women and shelters for homeless family's.September 14, 2017 06:30pm
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