Grant to help homeless East Tennessee Veterans

9:24 PM, Jul 22, 2012   |    comments
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The Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness received a grant to help veterans and their families that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky.

TVCEH, in partnership as a sub-grantee with Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness, has been awarded $430,000 by the Department of Veteran's Affairs for the Supportive Services for Veteran's Families Program. Approximately $100,000 will be used for direct financial assistance with rent, utilities and other services. $330,000 will be used for case management and supportive services. This one-year funding is part of an overall $1 million grant that will benefit 36 counties in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.

Through the SSVF Program, TVCEH said in a press release it will aim to improve Veteran families' housing stability by providing them with outreach, case management and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits.

Additionally, TVCEH said it will provide time-limited payments to third parties (landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help eligible Veterans maintain or acquire permanent housing.

These services will be available on October 1, and interested parties should contact TVCEH at 1.877.488.8234 or at contact@tvceh.org.

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