Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $400k to Support Homeless Veterans in Southern NJ

WASHINGTON, DC – October 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that Volunteers of America of Delaware Valley has been awarded $395,295 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand transitional housing with supportive services for homeless veterans in Southern New Jersey.

“This federal funding will go a long way in helping ensure New Jersey veterans going through tough times have access to permanent housing and critical support services they deserve,” said Senator Menendez. “No man or woman who has risked their life to serve our country should ever find themselves without a roof over their family’s head. It is our duty as a nation to adequately care for our servicemembers who bravely served to protect our country’s freedom.”

“Honoring the service and sacrifices of our veterans means treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said Sen. Booker. “This funding will ensure more veterans and their families make the transition from homelessness to home.”

The funds are provided through the Department’s Grant and Per Diem program which provides per diem payments to help public and nonprofit organizations establish and operate supportive housing for specific homeless Veteran populations.

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