Rep. Norcross Announces Millions Awarded to Local Agencies to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Rep. Norcross Announces Millions Awarded to Local Agencies to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Norcross: “This funding will ensure our veterans get the treatment they’ve earned and deserve.”

Cherry Hill, NJ – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million in grants to help very low-income veteran families prevent homelessness.

Among the recipients of the grant award, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc., which will receive $1,299,852.

“Veterans and homelessness are two words that should never be in the same sentence. Our heroes deserve better. I’m certain this federal grant to Catholic Charities will ensure that heroes in need can get the assistance they have earned,” said Rep. Donald Norcross.

“Six years ago the Veterans Administration selected Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden as one of 85 non-profits in the United States to operate this critical program which supports low-income veterans and their families.  We are grateful for the continued confidence of the Veterans Administration.  Our Ready Vet Go staff members are passionate advocates for veterans and their families, and we always strive to be wise stewards of funds granted to us to assist those in need,” said Executive Director Kevin Hickey. 

Other agencies receiving federal grant awards from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today are: Veterans Multi-Service Center, Inc., which will use $2,047,411 to serve veteran families in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Cape May, and Salem Counties. Also, Soldier On, Inc., which will receive $6,839,861 to assist constituents in Burlington County, as well as veterans in North Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

For previous announcements from Rep. Norcross about efforts to combat homelessness among veteran populations, click on links below:

June 2015

July 2015

October 2015

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Congressman Donald Norcross is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Budget Committee, and serves as Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress.

 http://norcross.house.gov

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