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.
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