VA offers over $11 million in grants, providing legal services to homeless veterans: The Prowers Journal

WASHINGTON — As part of ongoing efforts to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a funding opportunity notice for more than $11 million in legal services grants for veterans who are living or at risk to become homeless.

The funds are available through the new VA Veterans Legal Services Grant Program and will help veterans in several ways, including:

Provide representation in landlord and tenant disputes to prevent evictions.

Assistance with legal proceedings for alimony, custody or estate planning.

Help veterans obtain disability compensation and other benefits.

Provide criminal defense services for certain issues that are symptomatic of homelessness, such as outstanding warrants, fines, and driver’s license revocation.

Revaluation of the qualification of dismissals or dismissals of former members of the Armed Forces.

“Veterans who face legal challenges are more likely to become homeless,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “Through these grants, VA is providing veterans with the legal assistance they need to access the housing they deserve.”

This funding will be awarded in the form of grants of up to $150,000 to 75 eligible organizations, with at least 10% of the funding used for female veterans. The funding opportunity notice provides information about grant program eligibility and the award process. VA will host a technical assistance webinar for grant seekers in October. Monitor the VA Homeless LSV website for webinar information and updates. Applications must be submitted by December 30, 2022.

This calendar year, VA has already placed more than 26,500 homeless veterans into permanent housing, putting VA on track to meet its goal of 38,000 permanent housing placements for homeless veterans in 2022. .

Learn more about Legal Services for Veterans or email [email protected]

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