WASHINGTON – September 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Department of Veterans Affairs will award Preble Street $1,683,966, Washington Hancock Community Agency $290,000 and Veterans Inc. (which serves Veterans in Maine and throughout New England) $2,000,000 as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
“Our Veterans answered the ultimate call of duty to protect our freedoms and special way of life,” said Congressman Poliquin. “This grant will help organizations, such as Preble Street, Washington Hancock Community Agency and Veterans Inc., ensure our Veterans, and their families, receive the services and resources they were promised, earned and deserve.”
SSVF served 127,829 participants in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and is on track to serve 135,000 Veterans and their family members by the end of FY 2015. Since 2010, nearly 230,000 Veterans and their family members have been permanently housed, rapidly rehoused or prevented from falling into homelessness by VA’s homelessness programs and targeted housing vouchers provided by HUD.