Cleveland group gets $2.1 million from VA to help homeless veterans

September 2, 2016
In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - A Cleveland-based nonprofit social service group has been awarded $2.2 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help homeless veterans find permanent housing, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur announced Thursday.

The money went to FrontLine Service, which manages a variety of programs including Operation Cleveland Home Front, a transitional housing program for Cuyahoga County's homeless veterans and their families.

"No one who has served our country with dignity and honor should face the indignity of being without adequate shelter," Kaptur said in announcing the award.

The grant was among $300 million the Veterans Administration announced this week through its Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

VA Secretary Robert McDonald said his agency's Housing First strategy - which helps  very low-income Veteran families around the nation find permanent housing - has cut veteran homelessness nearly in half since 2010.

"Housing First is why 360,000 Veterans and family members have been housed, rehoused or prevented from falling into homelessness over the last five years," said a statement from McDonald.

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