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Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $10.8 Million to Fight Veteran Homelessness in Maryland

September 21st, 2016 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) have announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded 10 veterans assistance programs that operate in Maryland a total of more than $10.8 million to help better address the needs of homeless veterans. The federal grants come from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program – an initiative designed to prevent homelessness by bolstering outreach, case management and other crucial services to low-income veteran families. It is part of the VA “Housing First Strategy,” which aims to help vulnerable veterans secure and remain in permanent housing. The program recently announced $300 million in federal grants nationwide to battle veteran homelessness.

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