July 17, 2012


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded two Iowa organizations with a combined total of $609,713 through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program.  Grantees, which include private, non- profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, will provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families' living in or transitioning to permanent housing.

"No one who served their country should face challenges with one of life's primary needs: housing," said Harkin.  "This funding is an important step toward aiding Veteran families and to ending the problem of homeless veterans."

Details of the Grants are as Follows:

Primary Health Care, Inc. - $362,170 to provide service to approximately 150 participant households in Marshall and Polk Counties.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. - $247,543 to serve approximately 125 participant households in Scott County, IA and Rock Island County, IL.


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