Speaker Atkins: California’s Homeless Veterans will be Better Served with VA Grant

AtkinsVeterans Village of San Diego and two other members of the California Association of Veteran Service Agencies will receive a total of $21.6 million in federal funds to provide services for veterans.

The money is part of a $53 million grant program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“As we work to end veterans homelessness, it will take a real partnership between the State of California, the federal government, and the non-profit organizations dedicated to serving our veterans,” said California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) in a statement. “This funding from the Veterans Administration will help several outstanding organizations in California who are working hard to make sure everyone who put on the uniform has a roof over their head.”

“Thanks to this remarkable program, California veterans and their families now have an expanded resource to help prevent the misery of homelessness and move towards a brighter, more productive future,” said Phil Landis, President and CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego.

The other two members of the California Association of Veteran Service Agencies to receive funding are Swords to Plowshares and U.S. VETS.