WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) welcomed news that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded grants to United Way of Broward in Fort Lauderdale and Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc. (Stand Down House) in Palm Springs. Both of these community organizations serve homeless and at-risk veterans as well as their families in South Florida
United Way of Broward received a $2 million grant and Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc. got an award of $972, 400. These grants will go toward helping veterans and their families find or remain in their homes.
“Just like the military pledges to leave no man behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind when they’re back home,” said Frankel, who represents more than 50,000 veterans. “These grants will provide critical resources to two local organizations helping homeless and at-risk veterans their families.”
The VA announced on Thursday nearly $300 million in grants nationally to help about 120,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their family members as part of its Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. Last year the VA provided about $100 million to assist approximately 50,000 veterans and their families. Nearly 90 percent of veterans who were helped in 2012 transitioned to permanent housing.