VA allots $600 million more to veterans program

Leo Shane III Stars and Stripes Published: January 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials will spend $600 million to continue the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, community grants they say are key in ending homelessness among veterans. The new pledge commits $300 million each in fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2015 for the grants, which are designed to provide a safety net for low-income veterans struggling with permanent housing. VA awarded $300 million in grants last summer as part of the program. Officials said the money helped more than 39,000 veterans and 23,000 of their family members. Read Full Article Here