SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Kearny Mesa-based nonprofit that supports the disabled won a contract renewal worth nearly $900,000 to help around 300 veterans families in San Diego and Imperial counties, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday.
Community Catalysts of California helps veterans find suitable housing, determine their eligibility for benefits and resources, and provides job placement and educational counseling.
The grant was part of $15.7 million given to similar agencies throughout California, and about $100 million nationally. The VA program is in its second year.
"We are committed to ending veteran homelessness in America," said U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. "These grants will help the USDVA and community organizations reach out and prevent at-risk veterans from losing their homes."
The funds are designed to help place veterans and families with very low incomes into permanent housing.
Around 22,000 former servicemen and women and their family members were helped in the program's initial year.
If your property sustained damage during the storms that struck the week of Valentine’s Day, the County would like your help estimating the cost for our region.
A new California bill introduced by a Southern California senator would add additional lanes no maximum speed limit to north and southbound Interstate 5 and Highway 99.
Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.
A low-pressure system is expected to reach San Diego County Wednesday, bringing precipitation and the possibility of heavy snowfall in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service.
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent.
The Asian Bistro in Hillcrest on Tuesday reopened one week after a 29-year-old man opened fire – no one was injured in the shooting.
Construction has begun on the fifth border wall project of Donald Trump's presidency, replacing up to 14 miles of barrier in San Diego, authorities said Tuesday.
Cool afternoon high temperatures will not bring much relief from the morning cold. Rain will enter the County Wednesday afternoon, lasting through Thursday night.
Two men were killed and a woman critically injured Tuesday night in a collision between a car and a big rig at an Otay Mesa intersection.