New VA Grant Awarded to Chautauqua County Non-Profit

July 11, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Megan Erbacher

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Credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

New VA Grant Awarded to Chautauqua County Non-Profit

July 11, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM EDT

DUNKIRK, NY (WKBW) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new homeless prevention grant Thursday, targetting 85 homeless or at-risk veterans and their families in Chautauqua County.

The $268,000 grant comes from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, and will be used by Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. to help veterans in need transition into permanent housing.

Along with housing stability, the SSVF program works with Chautauqua Opportunities to provide temporary financial aid to veterans and their families in transition, in the form of rent and utility payments, security deposits, and moving costs.

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless can receive help from the VA's National Homeless Veterans Call Center at 1-877-4AID-VET.

For more information on the VA's programs for homeless and at-risk veterans, visit www.va.gov/homeless.