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Silicon Valley Veteran Homelessness Reaches New Milestone (Santa Clara County Housing Authority)

11.17.21

From the San Jose Spotlight:

Flags fly at half-mast each Nov. 11 to honor Veterans Day across the country. In Silicon Valley, fewer veterans will look at those flags while living on the streets.

All the Way Home, a campaign launched in 2015 to help end the homeless veterans crisis, has housed 2,201 veterans during the past seven years. The program is deemed a success in Santa Clara County, according to Destination: Home, a nonprofit that helps house the homeless.

Officials dedicate Chuck Austin Place veterans housing facility in Yakima (Yakima Housing Authority)

11.17.21

From the Yakima Herald:

The 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps was the perfect day to honor Chuck Austin and the veterans housing facility that bears his name in Yakima.

More than 100 veterans, elected officials and representatives of companies that built the Chuck Austin Place Veteran Housing and Services Center gathered on a cool and sunny Wednesday morning to remember the Yakima Marine Corps veteran and celebrate the facility’s opening.

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A Milwaukee Historic Restoration Makes Homes For Veterans (Housing Authority City of Milwaukee)

11.2.21

From Forbes:

From the beginning, this country showed concern for the housing of its veterans: the first national veterans' home in the United States was the United States Naval Home, approved in 1811, but not opened until 1834 in the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Things picked up after the Civil War, and by 1933, there were 17 federally-managed veterans’ homes. 43 states managed 55 functioning state veterans’ homes before 1933; 14 of those states also had a federal veterans’ home open at the same time.

HUD Awards Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program to Lucas Housing Services Corporation (a Lucas Metropolitan Housing Non-Profit Affiliate) and National Church Residences for Construction of Collingwood Green Phase V

9.21.21

From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release:

National Church Residences, in partnership with Lucas Housing Services Corporation-a Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) Non-Profit Affiliate-has been awarded $5,898,509 from HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing Grant for the Elderly for Collingwood Green Phase V. The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program provides rental assistance and capital advances to private, nonprofit sponsors to finance the development of housing for very low-income elderly residents.

Cook County Program Helps Recovering Drug Addicts Find a New Lease on Life — Affordable Housing (Housing Authority

6.30.21

From WTTW News:

Carla Shaw has lived in her Melrose Park, one-bedroom apartment for the last year and a half. Four months ago, she and her fiancé added baby Jaylen. He’s the first of her four children to be able to come with her from the hospital, drug-free.

“It feels great, I know I have somewhere to go to, I have a roof over my head. I have my baby,” Shaw said.

Shaw said she spent 15 years addicted to drugs, living a life “in the streets."

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