Loebsack Announces More Than $70,000 for Davenport Homeless Veterans Print
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Friday, 31 May 2013 14:18

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the Davenport Housing Commission, in partnership with the Iowa City VA Medical Center, received $70,666 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through their HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program.  The funding will be used to offer supporting housing to homeless Veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions.

“Far too many Veterans and Veteran families are facing homelessness within our communities,” said Loebsack.  “We have a moral responsibility to serve those who have worn our country’s uniform with the same dignity and honor with which they have served our nation.  This funding will help provide our veterans the support they need to get back on their feet and provide for their families.  I am pleased that the Davenport Housing Commission in partnership with the Iowa City VA Medical Center has received this funding to expand their services to Iowa’s veterans.”

The HUD-VASH program combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.  Since 2008, 42,557 formerly homeless Veterans are currently in homes because of HUD-VASH.

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