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Homeless Veterans Receive Help In D.C.
A federal grant will give housing vouchers to homeless vets in the District of Columbia area. Approximately 750 veterans and their families will be helped with this program.

Homeless Vets Are In Need Of Shelter Throughout The Country
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stated there were approximately 68,000 homeless veterans in early 2011. About 145,000 veterans have spent one night or more in an emergency shelter and/or a transitional housing program last year.

Homeless Woman Stabbed To Death In Santa Rosa
Michela Anne Wooldridge, age 24, was discovered outside of downtown on Fourth Street. Homeless advocates are now warning homeless women to be very cautious especially after dark, watch out for each other and not to travel alone.

Homelessness In America and Hunger Are On The Rise
Poverty and homelessness is once again on the rise. Nearly 84% of cities across the country have reported increases for emergency food assistance during 2012 Of those seeking the emergency food assistance, approximately 37% were employed and 51% were families

Homelessness Is Growing In Montana
The Homelessness Research Institute reported that the homeless population has increased from 1,196 to 1,768 or by forty-eight percent from 2009 to 2011. Homeless families also increased in the same time frame, up fifty-two percent

Hope For Ending Veterans Homelessness By 2015
According to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs there are more than 60,000 homeless veterans today. The VA is working together with local charitable groups to help resolve the problem. One of the programs that has worked quite well is the "rapid re-housing program."

Housing Authority In Austin, TX Needs To Find Funding For Housing Programs
Since Proposition 15 did not pass, the Housing Authority has to find new ways to fund their programs. If the proposition had passed, it would of provided nearly $78 million for transitional and permanent housing

Housing Developers In Iowa Have Dropped Their Plans For Two Low-Income Housing Projects
The plans to build multi-family housing units were pulled when the developers withdrew their applications. The housing was to be built in the east side of Waterloo

Housing Funding Increases In Minnesota
State lawmakers approved $33 million for housing programs that will help to prevent homelessness and also construct affordable housing. The new funding will be used for a number of different programs.

Houston Housing Authority Announces $100 million in Housing Vouchers For Ending Homelessness
One thousand new permanent housing unit for homeless people in Houston will be built over the next couple of years. The project vouchers are funded by HUD and up to 200 housing vouchers will be for the new properties

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