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Harkin announces nearly $2 million to help Iowa veteran families find housing

Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Tom Harkin
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded three Iowa organizations with a combined total of $1,922,584 through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Grantees, which include private, non- profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, will provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families’ living in or transitioning to permanent housing.

“Veterans who have honorably served our country should have access to quality, affordable housing,” said Harkin. “We have a duty to ensure that men and women who have risked their lives to protect America are treated fairly. This funding is an important step toward aiding Veteran families and to ending the problem of homeless veterans.”

Details of the grants are as follows:

Family Alliance for Veterans of America: $697,698 to serve approximately 150 participant households in Butler, Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Mitchell, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Worth, Winnebago, and Wright counties.

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc.: $717,986 to serve approximately 252 participant households in Benton, Iowa, Linn, Johnson, and Jones counties.

Primary Health Care, Inc.: $506,900 to serve approximately 200 participant households in Marshall and Polk counties.

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