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McAuliffe honored for effort in functionally ending veteran homelessness in Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe was honored for his administration’s achievement functionally ending veteran homelessness in the Commonwealth.

Warner, Kaine announce $9.5 million to alleviate veteran homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs will award $9.5 million to help ongoing efforts to prevent veteran homelessness and provide stable housing.


McAuliffe announces 10.5 percent decrease in homelessness in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth declined 10.5 percent in 2016 versus 2015.


Governor McAuliffe touts Virginia progress in ending veteran homelessness

Today at the Virginia War Memorial, state and federal leaders convened to recognize community partners from Roanoke, Richmond, the Peninsula, and South Hampton Roads who participated in a 100 Day Challenge to tackle veteran homelessness in Virginia.

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McAuliffe signs executive order strengthening Virginia housing policy

While speaking today at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued Executive Order 32 to advance critical components of Virginia’s housing policy agenda.


Virginia moves to end veteran homelessness by end of 2015

On any given night, 617 veterans in Virginia are homeless based on the 2014 Point-In-Time Count, a survey of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.

$11M in grants to end veterans homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.

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McAuliffe administration reviewing state Veterans Administration hospitals

Governor Terry McAuliffe has tasked Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey and Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel to with Veterans Administration hospitals across Virginia to ensure Virginia veterans and their families have access to the critical services they need to enhance their health and well being.

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Veto! Governor McAuliffe pushes back on budget, Medicaid

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a series of line-item vetoes of the budget passed by the Virginia General Assembly with the goal in mind of continuing efforts to expand the state’s Medicaid system.

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Governor McAuliffe signs agreement to help end veteran homelessness

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed onto a national agreement aimed at ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

Governor McAuliffe announces decrease in homelessness

Governor McAuliffe announced today that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth has declined 7.9 percent in the last year, with a 10.8 percent decrease in family homelessness and 14 percent decrease in veterans homelessness.

Eric Shinseki: What veterans deserve

Last month, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Captain William D. Swenson, United States Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009. At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we are honored to walk amongst, as well as work with, such heroes every day.


VA grants going to Virginia agencies to help end veteran homelessness

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced Thursday the award of $357,000 in homeless prevention grant to Roanoke Virginia’s Total Action Against Poverty (TAP).

Report: Homelessness in Virginia on decline

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth has declined 16 percent from 2010 to 2013 with a 17 percent decrease in family homelessness in the same period.

Church to host community forum on homelessness in Waynesboro

St. John’s Episcopal Church will host a community forum on homelessness in Waynesboro on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Moderated by Fr. Kim Webster, the community is invited to hear updates on “Where we are now” and a discussion of “Where do we go from here?”


Mercy House youth tell stories of homelessness

The Arts Council of the Valley awarded six Advancing the Arts grants for this 2012-2013 academic year. During March 2013, the creators of Residence and Refuge, a five-week writing and photography workshop made possible by an Advancing the Arts grant, worked closely with the Mercy House after-school program to offer elementary and middle school residents artistic skills with which to tell their stories.

Policies hold back those leading the fight against homelessness

Special Report by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    You hear the word homeless, and immediately what comes to mind is a person who has lost a job, a family without a home, kids suddenly tossed out into the night. That situation is the exception, not the rule, according to local homeless advocates, who by and large […]

$14M in grants to Virginia local service providers includes local monies

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Friday announced the award of more than $14 million in grants to Virginia’s homeless services providers, including more than $340,000 in grants to local providers of services to the homeless. The grants, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and funded through a combination of state and […]