The has announced grants totaling more than $1.75 million to nine affiliates working to address the affordable housing needs of U.S. military veterans.
Awarded through the foundation's program, the grants will support nine Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in seven states. The effort is part of a larger VoA initiative that aims to build or improve more than eight hundred and eighty units of housing for homeless veterans. To date, the foundation has funded more than eighty Volunteers of America housing projects, providing more than three thousand units for veterans in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington.
Recipients of the most recent grants include , which will convert a former hotel in Ocala, Florida, to permanent supportive housing for forty-three male and female veterans; , which will create four hundred and seventy-five affordable apartments for male and female veterans and their families in North Hollywood, California; , which will create affordable single-family homes for twenty-five male and female veterans in Covington, Louisiana; and , which will provide permanent supportive housing for five female veterans in North College Hill, Ohio.