07 Dec '17, 1am

VA reverses course, won't alter homeless program funding

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials on Wednesday reversed course on plans to dramatically alter how funding for homeless veterans programs is handled, promising “absolutely no change in the funding” until fiscal 2019. In recent weeks, veterans advocates had been upset over plans from department leaders to shift funding previous restricted to homeless housing vouchers — specifically, the Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing program — to general purpose money. VA leaders said the move would allow regional directors more flexibility to push money into what they saw as top local priorities. But advocates worried that could lead to ignoring homeless veterans outreach and assistance in favor of other budget gaps, undoing years of progress addressing the problem. The estimated number of homeless veterans dropped from more than 74,000 individuals in 2010 to fewe...

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