Grant to assist homeless veterans in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs have announced a grant intended to help homeless veterans in the Little Rock area.

The $424,606 grant to the Metropolitan Housing Alliance in Little Rock is to help provide housing to 75 homeless veterans and support services from the VA. The funding will help provide vouchers to the homeless veterans to afford homes.

Veterans participating in the program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute less than 30% of their income toward rent. The VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico.

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