Hoeven Announces $900,000 Grant to Provide Veterans Housing Services

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a grant for more than $900,000 to the North Dakota Coalition of Homeless People. The funding will be used to provide housing services for low-income veterans and their families. 

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed much defending and protecting our nation,” said Hoeven. “We need to do all we can to show our appreciation for their service. This federal grant will help provide much needed housing options for veterans and their families in need.”

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working to provide better care and services for North Dakota veterans. He worked to pass the Veterans Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, which includes provisions to improve accountability and transparency at the VA, including provisions to reform the way performance reviews are used and to make more information available to patients and the public. The legislation also provides veterans with more access to health care.

The senator continues to lead the effort to ensure that veterans can access a nearby health care provider if their local Community Based Outpatient Clinic or VA Medical Center cannot provide the required service. He met recently with newly confirmed VA Secretary Robert McDonald to press for his support to implement policies administratively that would allow veterans more options for health care and long-term care (LTC) services in their home communities.