State awards $62 million to fund veteran housing
Source: NBC L.A.
Approximately $62 million was awarded by the state toward veteran housing developments through the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program this June.
The funding is the third rould of awards given to build or rehabilitate 12 development projects aimed at keeping veterans off the streets, according to a statement from VHHP.
“The VHHP program helps veterans and their families regain a sense of place, a sense of pride and peace,” said Director of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Ben Metcalf.
Homelessness among women veterans and their children is on the rise, and on average, more than 9,600 veterans face homelessness in California.