The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs is granting $43 million to public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to help homeless veterans.
Florida will receive around $568,000 of the grant which will be split among 13 housing agencies in the state. Two PHAs in West Palm Beach will be beneficiaries to help end veteran homelessness in Palm Beach County. The Florida Indian River County Board of County Commissioners in West Palm will receive $15,001 and the West Palm Beach Housing Authority will be granted $72,039.
According to a federal count last month, Palm Beach County had less homelessness than it did a year ago, but more veterans and families on the streets. The financial assistance comes in good time for Palm Beach County and will have a great impact on the 5,200+ homeless veterans across the U.S.
If you'd like to help local homeless families in need, you can volunteer or donate to the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. Over the past 5 years, the coalition has moved more than 1,300 local homeless people into permanent homes. Learn more here.