Millions in Transitional Housing Rehab Grants Just Announced March 23, 2022 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is awarding 36 capital grants, totaling approximately $64.7 million, to community organizations under VA’s Grant and Per Diem program to improve the quality of housing options for Veterans experiencing homelessness. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) applauds VA’s investment in this critical intervention. The Department saw additional need beyond initial rounds of funding awarded and acted proactively to meet the need. The new awards will allow grantee organizations to construct new buildings and renovate existing transitional housing facilities [...]
On March 16th, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs conducted a hearing to consider proposals and draft bills including a few directly impacting Veteran Homelessness. Click HERE to read NCHV's testimony, and HERE to watch the Hearing.
Fall is a busy time at NCHV. With the start of a new federal fiscal year comes a series of online trainings and meetings as well as high demand for technical assistance from service providers and federal grantees. In these busy times, it’s easy to get caught up in the work itself, methodically checking off items on the to-do list as we go. In our rush to house veterans, we may miss the individual veteran sitting right in front of us. Many of those veterans come to service providers with a range of mental health needs. Is the staff at [...]