Rep. Peter DeFazio Announces New Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness across Southwestern Oregon
Representative Peter DeFazio today announced nearly a million dollars in new funding has been awarded to combat veteran homelessness across southwestern Oregon.
The VA has awarded $985,293 in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families avoid homelessness.
Nearly three hundred thousand dollars will be awarded to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, servicing Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. More than seven hundred thousand dollars will be awarded to ACCESS Community Action Agency, servicing Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties.
Both organizations provide housing assistance to veteran families and help homeless families transition to permanent housing.
“Just as our veterans take care of us when they are on the battlefield, so is it our responsibility to take care of them when they return home,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio. “We must be vigilant to ensure that no veteran or their family slips through the cracks. These funds will ensure that community organizations can look after vulnerable veteran families and give them the support that they deserve.”