As part of $300 million in grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced that $1.02 million would go to fight homelessness among veterans in San Diego. Vietnam Veterans of San Diego will be the recipient of the VA grant.
“I have seen first hand and talked to the many veterans living on our streets,” said Davis, the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee. “It’s important they know that they have not been forgotten especially after the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms. We must not rest until the thousands of homeless, including our veterans, are no longer living on San Diego’s streets.”
The grant is part of the VA’s Supportive Services of for Veterans Families (SSVF) program, which provides services to very low-income Veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
Funds from the grants will allow assistance providers to offer veterans and their family temporary financial aid on rent payments, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs.