$7.8 million in new funding set to aid 1,120 homeless veterans

Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of Ohio vets.

The departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced $7.8 million in new funding that is expected to provide 1,120 homeless veterans with housing and clinical services, reported the Washington Post.

The funding for HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers will be used by local public housing agencies across the country. At Volunteers of America, we take pride in assisting veterans transitioning to permanent housing gain access to this useful resource.

The most recent available figures based on Ohio’s 2011 point-in-time count show a total of 13,003 homeless individuals counted in a single day. This figure is a 4.8 percent increase since 2010.  Most notably, 10.6 percent of the homeless population accounted for were veterans. At Volunteers of America, we’ve made it our mission to take this number down to zero.

“So long as a single veteran lives on our streets, we have work to do,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said in a statement.

Help local veterans regain their independence with your Ohio car donation.

While the support of the VA and HUD makes a huge impact on veterans, Volunteers of America turns to neighbors like you to keep our invaluable services afloat. Here are just a couple ways you can make a difference in the lives of Ohio veterans:

  1. Join us and urge your members of Congress to preserve the charitable deduction.
  2. Take advantage of the IRS charitable deduction by donating your vehicle to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio in cities like Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Cincinnati. Just fill out this short online auto donation form or call (800) 862-6030. The Volunteers of America staff will then arrange a time and place at your convenience for your free towing for your car, truck, motorcycle, boat or RV.

If you have any questions, please visit our Donate Your Car FAQ or give us a call today.