Housing Help On The Way For Bay Area’s Homeless Veterans

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Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

A homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco. (AP)

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SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A new grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development will help the Bay Area take hundreds of homeless veterans off the street. The $4 million will be used towards helping those who served their country find permanent housing.

”Our veterans were going shelter to shelter, but now with the HUD voucher we can actually put them in permanent housing,” said VA Hospital Palo Alto spokeswoman Kerri Childress.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

She said the vouchers are being spread across the Bay Area.

”In Santa Clara County alone, we’re giving out at least 100 new vouchers equaling one million dollars,” said Childress. “In San Francisco there are over 350,000, and in Oakland it’s the same thing.”

If you’re a veteran in need of housing, or a landlord with a property to rent, you can find out more at: http://www.va.gov/homeless

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