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    The Department of Veterans Affairs is slashing funding for a key program that helps provide housing to homeless veterans, according to a new report.Politico reports the VA told advocates and state officials in a call last week that the $460 million program would essentially end. VA Secretary David Shulkin reportedly told those on the call that the money for the program would now go to VA hospitals for use as they see fit. The hospitals must show that they are working to deal with homelessness as part of their work, according to Politico.

    Activists and officials were reportedly furious about the decision, five people who listened in on the call told the news organization.Elisha Harig-Blaine of the National League of Cities told Politico after the call that the VA was “putting at risk the lives of men and women who’ve served this country.” The decision comes after a joint press conference between Shulkin and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson at a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter in which the two announced a new commitment to ending homelessness among the nation’s veterans.

    The program provides housing vouchers to veterans via the Department of Housing and Urban Development while the VA continues helping veterans find more permanent housing. More than half of the veterans housed via the program have problems like chronic illness or substance abuse, according to Politico.

    VA slashes program that helps homeless veterans obtain housing: report | TheHill

    I guess respecting our vet's is out the window now???

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    Meanwhile the number of homeless veterans is on the rise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Meanwhile the number of homeless veterans is on the rise.
    I know

    Hard for me to fathom that some of our biggest hero's in this country are homeless. I view it as a disgrace.

    Many of them have substance abuse due to PTSD....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    But the tax cuts.....
    To be followed up with even more cuts to services to pay for the lost revenue.

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    "a new commitment to ending homelessness among the nation’s veterans."

    And they always seem to say things like that^ directly contradicting the actions they are taking.

    "We're taking away your housing in an effort to combat homelessness..."

    "K?"

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    this is what happens when you put someone like Carson in charge of a agency he has no experience in running. No, there are not excess vouchers. I know this because I volunteer in homeless programs helping vets. Also attend a veterans group for these very veterans. Carson is full of crap. Veterans are waiting up to 6 months to get vouchers. That's after having already spent upwards towards 6 months in shelters or on the streets. They actually are having a group tomorrow. This is sure to come up. There was a similar call a while back. But, they changed their minds. Looks like they're going forwards with their awful plans. Uggggh. That's not even mentioning the supportive services that are also being cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    "a new commitment to ending homelessness among the nation’s veterans."

    And they always seem to say things like that^ directly contradicting the actions they are taking.

    "We're taking away your housing in an effort to combat homelessness..."

    "K?"

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    and he says this after visiting veterans in the homes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is slashing funding for a key program that helps provide housing to homeless veterans, according to a new report.Politico reports the VA told advocates and state officials in a call last week that the $460 million program would essentially end. VA Secretary David Shulkin reportedly told those on the call that the money for the program would now go to VA hospitals for use as they see fit. The hospitals must show that they are working to deal with homelessness as part of their work, according to Politico.

    Activists and officials were reportedly furious about the decision, five people who listened in on the call told the news organization.Elisha Harig-Blaine of the National League of Cities told Politico after the call that the VA was “putting at risk the lives of men and women who’ve served this country.” The decision comes after a joint press conference between Shulkin and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson at a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter in which the two announced a new commitment to ending homelessness among the nation’s veterans.

    The program provides housing vouchers to veterans via the Department of Housing and Urban Development while the VA continues helping veterans find more permanent housing. More than half of the veterans housed via the program have problems like chronic illness or substance abuse, according to Politico.

    VA slashes program that helps homeless veterans obtain housing: report | TheHill

    I guess respecting our vet's is out the window now???
    That Mother Fucking Trump! He made promises on the campaign trail that we were treating our Vets like shit and that was going to end. "BELIEVE ME" that Fucking Cocksucker said.

    I hope that Slimy Cocksucker rots in hell.
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