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2013-09-19 12:28:48

Initiative Has Generated Investment of More Than $200 Million Over Two Years LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home For Good Funders Collaborative today announced that its second year of funding once again exceeds $100 million, generating a total over two years of more than $200 million in resources, allocated across public and private systems to provide supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals in L.A. County. In its first year, the Collaborative ensured...

2013-08-07 23:01:25

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of $5.3 million in homeless prevention grant to the Florida counties of: Miami-Dade and Broward. The grants will serve homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. MIAMI (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of $5.3 million in homeless prevention grant to the Florida counties of: Miami-Dade and...

2013-07-24 23:03:25

InteCare was awarded $1.4 million for their inter-agency partnership to help veterans and their families aquire and maintain housing. This partnership is very unique in that it includes 4 community mental health centers; two of which are part of major hospital systems. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 InteCare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, behavioral health management corporation and behavioral health service network which was developed by Indianapolis area Community Mental Health...

2013-07-19 23:21:24

Steven Winter Associates' multifamily project, The Hegeman Residence, received a Building Brooklyn Award, presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at the 13th Annual Building Brooklyn Awards™. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) (swinter.com) is pleased to announce the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce selected one of the firm’s recent multifamily projects, The Hegeman Residence, to receive a Building Brooklyn Award. The 13th Annual Building...

2013-06-25 19:12:37

Improving care for depression in low-income communities -- places where such help is frequently unavailable or hard to find -- provides greater benefits to those in need when community groups such as churches and even barber shops help lead the planning process, according to a new study. When compared to efforts that provided only technical support to improve depression care, a planning effort co-led by community members from diverse services programs further improved clients' mental...

2013-06-13 23:01:19

Local media, issue experts, resource providers and Veterans come together to establish the priorities for reporting on homelessness and raising awareness of available support services. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Nationwide there were 62,619 homeless Veterans in the U.S., and 520 on Chicago streets on a single night in January 2012, according to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. In an effort to end Veteran homelessness in Chicago and enhance the level of awareness...

2013-05-30 23:04:56

HUD-VASH vouchers to build on 17 percent decline in veteran homelessness since 2009 MIAMI (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Approximately 145 homeless Veterans living on the streets and in shelters in South Florida will soon find a permanent place to call home. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to...

2013-03-14 16:27:33

Downtown residential and service center designed to provide housing and support services for San Diego homeless in one location SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirmed Housing Group celebrated the grand opening of the 14-story Connections Housing residential center in downtown San Diego on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00am. The event was attended by 700 San Diegans and local dignitaries. Located in the building that formerly housed San Diego's World Trade Center, the...

2012-12-20 16:23:23

Mayors' Annual Report on Hunger and Homelessness Documents Growth in Demand, Shortfall in Services, Concern for Future WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey report issued just days before the threatened sequestration of federal funding forecasts the need for more, not less, spending in the year ahead to support of growing numbers of hungry and homeless families and individuals in America's cities. The pending fiscal cliff and sequestration cuts to local social...

2012-12-15 05:02:06

Organization is urging lawmakers and Americans not to ease up on efforts to help homeless veterans despite the slight decrease in their numbers. Utica, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 Feed Our Vets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stocking food pantries across the nation in the battle against hunger among U.S. veterans, is urging lawmakers and Americans not to ease up on efforts to help homeless veterans despite the slight decrease in their numbers. A new annual report on homelessness...