Feds award more than $5 million to Combat NJ Veterans’ Homelessness

HUDSON COUNTY — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded $5,478,156 in federal grants to four local New Jersey organizations to assist veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless through the VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Catholic Family and Community Service, serving Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Union, Passaic, Morris & Sussex counties, will receive $1,772,974. North Hudson Community Action Corporation, serving Hudson & Bergen counties, will receive $678,046. Soldier On, Inc., serving Bergen, Essex, Hudson, & Mercer counties will receive $2 million. Community Hope, Inc., which serves counties elsewhere in the state will receive the remainder.
“By assisting at-risk veterans in keeping their homes during difficult financial times, this federal grant is helping fulfill our nation’s commitment to our bravest men and women,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell. “Soldiers who have answered the call to defend our nation’s freedom deserve a roof over their head when they return to civilian life. That’s why I stand committed to assisting these heroes and their families who have selflessly sacrificed so much for our nation.”
The SSFV program supports outreach, case management and other flexible assistance to prevent veteran homelessness or rapidly re-house veterans who become homeless. SSFV grantees typically serve veterans with incomes below 30 percent of the area median income

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